I’m walking through a factory in the southern province of Guangdong. Little beads of sweat run down my back as I try to concentrate through the early summer heat.
As winter slowly gives way to spring, the skies above many Chinese cities return to their normal murky hue. Factories belch out more smoke as production ramps up. Families go on joy rides in their gas-guzzling SUVs and sport cars. On the surface, people go about their daily business seemingly ignorant of the carcinogens filling their lungs.
But as with everything in China, looks can be deceiving.
Visionaries from the public and private sectors gathered last week at Shanghai’s inaugural Vision Day, hosted by Gongyi Xintiandi.