Mongolia Has A China Complex

By Yuriy Humber and Michael Kohn - 2013-07-10T08:38:35Z

Photograph by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

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The nation is torn -- between the lure of prosperity and feared degradations of development; between traditional ways and a booming economy that threatens to change Mongolia's cultural face; and, not least, between its distrust of and its need for China, the country's biggest trading partner.

Left: Children sit on the stairs at Sukhbaatar Square in Ulan Bator.