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China puts its stamp on Georgia's economy

Chinese company provides management and other jobs to Georgians with housing project transforming barren land

In contrast to the crumbling, Soviet-style apartment blocks in a suburb near the capital, Hualing Group Georgia offers clean if basic modern towers with elevators that work and corridors that don't smell of urine in Tbilisi Sea New City (above), a new Chinese-built district in Tbilisi.

Tbilisi, Georgia

SCOTT Mi, a businessman from western China, stood on a balcony on one of the nine completed towers of 27 that his company plans to build and gestured towards the distant hilltop boundary of his improbable domain: a new, Chinese-built city rising atop one of the most...

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