60 Minutes certainly didn't break this story, but they did get it right and project it with their very large microphone. If you look hard enough through the archives of my site, you'll see the exact same story interviewing the same guy from two or three years ago. But this is why I refused to ever work on Chinese projects. There is a clear disconnect from this and what is actually urbanism, despite various notional elements like "mixed-use," "buildings close to the street," etc. etc.
Don't worry global architecture firms, there's plenty of corruption left to chase, like Brazil! Just follow the olympics and the world cup.