The Economist / Intelligent Life: As Mongolia Turns Urban

The Economist recently published a three-page briefing about Mongolia, which sits on vast reserves of copper and gold. “Mongolia has a chance,” the paper wrote, “of becoming a Qatar or a Brunei: a country that has only a small population, but almost all of it, in global terms, loaded.” Money is flowing into Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital, and people are following. Part of this huge cultural change is that city dwellers no longer feel the pull of the nomadic herding traditions. Twenty years ago, the paper says, it was hard to meet anyone in Ulaanbaatar “who identified with the city”. To read the full article, click hereAs Mongolia Turns Urban

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