The Chinese government is on a path to revitalize infrastructure and are doing so through building many luxurious new airports. Although the airports are expected to loss money over the long run, the Chinese government is only focused on the effects the new infrastructure spending will have on the economy. So why is China enjoying a new airport system while the US has to suffer with older airports with relatively little commodities? I believe that the answer lies within the contrast of our two governments. While China can push through these new infrastructure plans without anyone’s approval, the US political system would see battles over spending in our state and federal legislative branches. While the Chinese government can do as they please, the US would have to explain why they are spending tax payer dollars on airports that look nice but are actually just a waste of money and time.