Opinion: Social and cultural practices that favor cutting corners are marks of modern China’s ingenuity and its attendant risks
"The prevailing attitude is chabuduo, or ‘close enough,'" writes James Palmer. "It’s a phrase you’ll hear with grating regularity, one that speaks to a job 70 percent done, a plan sketched out but never completed, a gauge unchecked or a socket put in the wrong size. Chabuduo implies that to put any more time or effort into a piece of work would be the act of a fool."
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