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Four Great Things. One one of the wall banners hanging in the shiny new China Design Now exhibition at the Portland Art Museum notes that in the 60’s and 70’s, China promoted bicycle, sewing machine, watch, and radio as Four Great Things one should aspire to own. In the 80s, the Four included television, refrigerator, and washing machine, while today they are a house, car, computer, and phone. These say so much as ...

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