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Shenzhen skyscraper shakes up Chinese thinking on growth

'Prophetic' essay from 2001 criticized overreliance on speed and efficiency

SEG Plaza in Shenzhen's largest electronics shopping district banned entry from May 21. (Photo by Yusuke Hinata)

GUANGZHOU -- In May, a skyscraper in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen suddenly started to shake, sending people rushing to evacuate.

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