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Old April 18th, 2006, 08:56 AM   #21
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Great jobs, Tom. Beijing will change a lot in the future with those cool projects.
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Old April 18th, 2006, 10:18 AM   #22
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these slums are illegal
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Old April 18th, 2006, 10:58 AM   #23
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Sigh. This video again.

It was never the Central governments intention to evict people by force. Many of these issues that happen are results of corrupted powerful local officials that really do not listen to the Central Government. Countless local officals have been punished over the years for these related crimes but China is a very big place and these unfortunate events still take place. Many of the land grab are selling land illegally by local officials to developers and in return they pay little compensation to people the result as you know is protests. The Chinese media mentions very little of this but it did mention that this is one of the biggest issues China is facing and the Central Government is doing what it can to prevent it.

Aside from this issue the video mentions only one side of the story, sometimes people aren't satisfied with their compensation even if its a fair value and are often have to be evicted by force because development must continue. For all its worth China is doing the best of its ability to help develop the country and lifting people's standard of living. Although I don't really agree on certain things China's governments way of developing is right, it maybe brutal in someways but a few must be sacrificed so that the entire society will be benefited as a whole in the long run. Only a hard fisted country can bring its mass population out of poverty fast. The last thing China needs right now are those mumbo jumbo beaureacracy that slows development.
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Old April 18th, 2006, 11:01 AM   #24
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So Tom what is your overall impression of Beijing? I am referring to the city not the people.
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Old April 18th, 2006, 11:11 AM   #25
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So Tom what is your overall impression of Beijing? I am referring to the city not the people.
The city itself is great. There are many many things to see. But i should have travelled later, after the olympics. There is much under construction (skyscrapers and subway) and many things under renovation ( Tempel of Heaven, big parts of the forbidden city,.....)
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Old April 18th, 2006, 02:02 PM   #26
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wow,the video like that will never present in China TV,news paper and TV is the mouthpiece of CCP,luckly we have internet.
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Old April 18th, 2006, 03:43 PM   #27
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wow,the video like that will never present in China TV,news paper and TV is the mouthpiece of CCP,luckly we have internet.
I doubt whether you're from mainland,or you don't go to Chinese website,read newspaper or watch TV.
newspaper and TV
http://china.qianlong.com/4352/2004/[email protected](楚天金报 )
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2004-05-27/16382645096s.shtml(北京青年报 CCTV《时空连线》 )
Somemore
http://news.enorth.com.cn/system/200...01235695.shtml
Even CCP's Party newspaper "People's daily "had reported some
http://news.enorth.com.cn/system/200...01100899.shtml(人民日报 )
http://news.enorth.com.cn/system/200...01088768.shtml(南方都市报 )
http://www.boboi.org/2005/114/12089.html
http://news.sina.com.cn/s/2005-01-12/13434806212s.shtml

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Old April 18th, 2006, 04:30 PM   #28
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Thanks a lot for the great pcitures. So you found most of the sites where construction is taking place. I found Beijing one of the most interesting cities I've ever been to.

Beautiful landscaped parks and lots of historic monuments. Hope they will leave some of the Hutongs standing because they are also a little piece of history for Beijing. There are also a lot of smaller temples and things to go to.

But with the construction boom that is going on now one will not be able to recognise the city back in a few years time.
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Old April 18th, 2006, 04:44 PM   #29
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Thanks a lot for the great pcitures. So you found most of the sites where construction is taking place. I found Beijing one of the most interesting cities I've ever been to.

Beautiful landscaped parks and lots of historic monuments. Hope they will leave some of the Hutongs standing because they are also a little piece of history for Beijing. There are also a lot of smaller temples and things to go to.

But with the construction boom that is going on now one will not be able to recognise the city back in a few years time.
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Old April 18th, 2006, 05:37 PM   #30
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Thank U for the detailed pictures Tom, but ,please forgive me to figher out a litte flaw, the ptoho you took on #11 is not the 260mtall one which draw on the right side of the billboard ,the buildings under construction are the very one`s little brothers, a hotel and a domicile
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Old April 18th, 2006, 08:31 PM   #31
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Thank U for the detailed pictures Tom, but ,please forgive me to figher out a litte flaw, the ptoho you took on #11 is not the 260mtall one which draw on the right side of the billboard ,the buildings under construction are the very one`s little brothers, a hotel and a domicile
I think the render is not 100% correct.
The core is just too big. I saw the construction of the 319m tall Nina Tower in Hong Kong and the core of the taller tower was smaller. Such a core is unnecessary for a building smaller than 250m. Even for a 260m tall building the core is extreme big.
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Old April 19th, 2006, 02:09 AM   #32
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Thanks again Tom. Love how you get into the guts with your pics
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Old April 19th, 2006, 07:41 AM   #33
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any info on the new aiport in beijing there seems to be no threads on it? and it looks half finished already!??
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Old April 19th, 2006, 08:10 AM   #34
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OMG!!! All those massive building u/c its insane!!! Great pictures im expecting more soon
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Old April 19th, 2006, 08:26 AM   #35
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OMG!!! All those massive building u/c its insane!!! Great pictures im expecting more soon
More u/c pics? O_O
I am back in Germany right now. I covered the most of the 10 tallest skyscraper u/c in Beijing.
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