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Mar­riage has be­come more com­pli­cated. The idea of hap­pi­ness is chang­ing in China. The older gen­er­a­tion re­gards ‘hard­ware’ such as hous­ing and salary as im­por­tant, while the younger gen­er­a­tion val­ues ‘soft­ware’ like love and com­mon in­ter­ests.” ZHANG ZHENYU, a psy­chol­o­gist at East China Nor­mal Uni­ver­sity. “As the price of land has soared dra­mat­i­cally in re­cent years, build­ing a rail­way sta­tion in or near a city cen­ter will come with huge fi­nan­cial costs. And noise will be an­other prob­lem.” WU XIANG, an ar­chi­tect in Chengdu, Sichuan province. “The ba­sic re­spon­si­bil­ity of the Min­istry of Ecol­ogy and En­vi­ron­ment is su­per­vis­ing. The min­istry is seiz­ing the mo­ment to draft plans with de­tailed tar­gets, key mea­sures and sup­port­ing con­di­tions. We hope to pro­mote gen­eral im­prove­ment with ma­jor break­throughs and en­sure ob­vi­ous change in three years.” LI GANJIE, min­is­ter of Ecol­ogy and En­vi­ron­ment.

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