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One of China's Poorest Provinces Puts Nation on Track to Beat 6.5% Growth

  • Southwestern province is pioneering big data centers
  • One danger: many regional authorities take on the same model

About 2,000 kilometers from Beijing, one of China’s poorest provinces is pioneering a new development model -- one that has it leapfrogging right over the manufacturing base that’s been key to developing other parts of the country.

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