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Developers, contractors and the Chinese government profit from poorly constructed buildings that require demolition in as little as a decade, CityMetric reports.
The tragedy in Kathmandu offers lessons for other cities on the importance of earthquake-proof construction and retrofits, the Nikkei Asian Review reports.
Strict construction codes for Indian cities may have avoided the fate of Kathmandu, where many buildings crumbled from the latest quake, the Economic Times reports.