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Old May 29th, 2014, 08:12 PM   #321
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@Cho oyo, next time you aim to derail a thread we'll have to ban you.
I'm only quote some media news to tell the truth,is it wrong?Why do not ban those abuse gay?

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60 MINUTES: Tianjin's Binhai CBD become ghost city.
please see from 9:30,thanks




Showed us a giant project all but abandoned in the port city of Tianjin



The plan is to build a new financial district to rival Manhattan



But it all seems frozen



Workers told us that



These buildings haven't had any work done on them for weeks,months
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progressing slowing down, doesn't mean it's dead. it's a really really massive project. not many, if any other projects on the world to match it. it is doomed to slow down in times and progress in phases.
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That program was aired months ago. You can check the other Tianjin CBD threads and see there is progress on some towers glass. They're going very slow. But there is construction.
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Old May 30th, 2014, 04:33 AM   #324
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Why don't they build 1 or 2 600m+ towers here?
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*facepalm Fantastic reporting from 60 minutes right here! -_-
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well, because this isn't sim city?
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I think Binhai is the special economic zone where there were some pilot projects were launched for the financial industry, right?
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New canal to link Beijing and Tianjin
12 June 2014
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Beijing Academy of Social Sciences has released a series of blue paper to propose the construction of a canal between Beijing and Tianjin. The project is intended to promote the development of a water carriage system for Beijing and its surrounding area, the Beijing Morning Post reported.

The canal is proposed to run from Songzhuang in Tongzhou district to Binhai New Area in Tianjin, passing through Xianghe in Hebei Province and Dakoutun in Tianjin. Covering around 160 kilometers in length, the canal is also intended to ease Beijing's water shortage through the desalination of sea water.
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China's Tier II cities plan lion's share of Asia's skyscrapers
July 7, 2014
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CHINA is dominating Asia's development pipeline of supertall office buildings, with the country accounting for 71 percent of the region's plans to build them over the next five years, the international real estate services provider CBRE has found.

Notably, 51 percent of the region's future supply of office buildings with a height of more than 300 meters are planned in China's Tier II cities, triggering growing concerns of oversupply amid rather weak tenant demand.

"While the supply of supertall office buildings continues to increase, the recent slowdown in the Chinese economy coupled with tighter controls on the shadow banking industry has resulted in weaker demand from the financial sector, which is the key tenant in supertall office buildings across the region," said Frank Chen, executive director, head of CBRE Research, China. "The existence and future completion of a large number of supertall office buildings in Tier II cities such as Shenyang, Chongqing and Tianjin, which are merely regional hubs within China, undoubtedly creates a risk of oversupply."

A "build and they will come" strategy is commonly adopted by emerging financial markets across Asia, where there is a perception that a high density of tall buildings is synonymous with being a successful financial hub. Asia is currently home to 55 percent of the total number of tall (above 150 meters in height) office buildings globally, according to CBRE Research.
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China, Russia start construction of gas pipeline

YAKUTSK, Russia, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- China and Russia on Monday started the construction of a joint natural gas pipeline in Russia's eastern Siberia, in implementation of a natural gas supply contract signed between the two countries.

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli and Russian President Vladimir Putin jointly witnessed the welding of the first roll of pipes on the Russian part of the China-Russia East Route natural gas pipeline in Yakutsk, the capital city of Russia's Sakha (Yakutia) Republic.

At a start-of-construction ceremony at the Us-Khatyn field in the outskirt of Yakutsk, Zhang and Putin were joined by people from both countries as live video signals from the Chayandin gas field some 1,000 km away was displayed on huge screens.

The Chayandin and Kovyktin gas fields in eastern Siberia will become major sources of supply when the pipeline begins to pump natural gas to China in 2018.

The start of construction of the Russian part of the China-Russia East Route natural gas pipeline signifies a major step forward in implementing the consensus reached between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Putin.

During their meeting in Shanghai in May this year, the presidents witnessed the signing of a number of land-breaking contracts between companies of the two countries, including gas supplies and an annual supply of 3 million tons of liquified natural gas.

The Russian part of the joint-venture pipeline, which starts at the Kovyktin and the Chayandin gas fields, will extend through existing pipelines in eastern Siberia and end in the Far East port city of Vladivostok.

The China-Russia East Route natural gas pipeline will be jointly built by China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and Gazprom of Russia, with the latter responsible for building the part within Russian borders.

The Russian part of the pipeline, officially named "the Power of Siberia" pipeline, has a designed capacity of transmitting 61 billion cubic meters of natural gas every year.

According to a CNPC-Gazprom contract, the Russian side will export 38 billion cubic meters of gas to China through the pipeline every year for a 30-year period starting from 2018.

Fast growing energy cooperation has become a core ingredient of China-Russia comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership and has helped advance it into a new era of development. In addition to the East Route gas pipeline, the two countries are in negotiations on the construction of the West Route gas pipeline.

Under the CNPC-Gazprom agreement, the Russian side will export 70 billion cubic meters of natural gas to China every year upon completion of both the East- and West-Route gas pipelines.

The two sides have also jointly built and put into operation a China-Russia oil pipeline in the Far East. In 2013, China imported 24.35 million tons of crude oil, 27.28 million tons of coal and 3.5 billion kwh of power from Russia.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said earlier this year that Russia has the capacity of tripling or quadrupling the current volume of electricity and coal exports to China.

The CNPC and Russia's oil giant Rosneft will build a joint-venture oil refinery in Tianjin in north China, which will be able to process 16 million tons of crude oil every year.

In the field of nuclear energy, the China-Russia joint venture Tianwan nuclear power plant in east China already has two reactors put into trial operation, and the other two are under construction.

Xi and Putin have agreed to "establish a comprehensive energy cooperation partnership" during their meeting in May, Gazprom Chairman of the Board of Directors Alexey Miller said Saturday.

"We are making all-out effort to implement the consensus reached between President Putin and President Xi Jinping," Miller said.
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Revitalized stadium to boost culture and tourism
10 September 2014
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Well-known Tianjin Fifth Avenue, which is filled with hundreds of historical architectural buildings, is now home to the coastal city's leisure and culture center.

Tianjin Minyuan Stadium used to host football matches and performances but after two years of construction it reopened as a culture center in May.

The cultural show Tianjin's Night, for the 2014 Summer Davos Forum, will be held at Minyuan.

The 72,000-square-meter site boasts a new sports and leisure park and has space for tourism functions, cultural exhibitions and food and beverage outlets.

The whole stadium is open to the public for free, according to Wang Yeming, director of the Fifth Avenue administrative committee in Tianjin's Heping district.

"Since it opened to the public, the stadium has received about 40,000 visitors a day and the number has reached 70,000 to 80,000 in the holidays," he said.

Tianjin's historical Fifth Avenue area is the former site of foreign concessions in the city and has hundreds of well-preserved Western-style buildings. Minyuan is at the center of the area and is near renowned attractions like the Qingwangfu - the former residence of a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) prince. The neighborhood is the main area for culture and tourism in Tianjin, according to the director.

"The re-opening of Minyuan stadium will help promote the area's cultural diversity and attract an increasing number of foreign tourists," Wang said.

To better serve foreign visitors, the administrative committee designed online guides with different languages, which can be downloaded through apps offered at Minyuan stadium.

Minyuan has been called the city's new "showroom" to welcome tourists from both home and abroad and launch large-scale cultural activities, said Jiao Yuling, an official at Tianjin Culture Bureau and the director of Tianjin's Night.

According to Jiao, the performance due to be held during the 2014 Summer Davos will focus on the cultural elements of Tianjin and the Fifth Avenue area, such as the horse-drawn carts, Western-style buildings and the Chinese roses.
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Old September 21st, 2014, 07:07 PM   #332
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China, Canada Launch Low-carbon Ecological Area in Tianjin

SHANGHAI, September 18, SinoCast -- China and Canada have launched a low-carbon ecological area project in the Tianjin Binhai New Area. It is the first China-Canada low-carbon ecological area pilot project.

Companies in Tianjin and Beijing like Tianjin TEDA and Beijing Science Park Development (Group) have shown investment intentions and are making preparations for investment in the project.

Earlier, the Binhai New Area government and the Natural Resources Canada had signed a MOU on technical cooperation of the pilot project.

Relying on Canada's advanced technology and experience in low-carbon ecological city, the project is set to pilot modern wood structure construction technology application, building energy conservation system and building materials, renewable energy system for building and community use, water resources use and waste water treatment systems, low-carbon livable environment, etc.

China's demands for Canada's timbers hiked from CAD 104 million in 2004 to CAD 1.9 billion in 2013, making Canada outrun Russia to be the biggest soft wood supplier for China.
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Haihe River tunnel opens for trial run
26 January 2015
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North China's first underwater tunnel using immersed tube technology opened for a trial run in Tianjin Binhai New Area on Friday. The New Central Avenue tunnel will help the development of Tianjin Binhai New Area and the integrated growth of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei province, officials said.

In an area of high seismic activity, the 4.2-kilometer tunnel, also callded the Haihe River tunnel, links three core economic centers of the city - the Yujiapu area on the north bank of the river, and Donggu and Xigu on the south bank.

The tunnel was financed by the Tianjin Binhai New Area Construction and Investment Group and built by the China Railway Construction Corp 18th Bureau. It took six years to build because of the challenges of immersed tube technology.

The technology involves the construction of segments of the tunnel elsewhere before they are floated to the tunnel site, sunk into place and linked together. The technology affords greater resistance to earthquakes.

With six lanes in both directions, the tunnel shortens the driving time from over 20 minutes to just three minutes.

Sui Hongrui, director of the Binhai New Area Central Avenue and Haihe River Tunnel project, said the tunnel will link Central Avenue and Tianjin Avenue to form a high-speed corridor that will play a significant role in boosting the economic development of the area and the central city.

"We met and solved a series of technical problems during the construction to make the tunnel resistant to earthquakes up to a magnitude 8.0," Sui said.
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Tianjin's 'green city' plans taking shape
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Tianjin took a major step in green city plans by signing agreements for 13 projects in cultural and creative industries, financial services and new energy manufacturing sectors on Tuesday.

The projects, involving a total investment of about 21.64 billion yuan ($3.46 billion), are expected to come up in the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City, and include the deal with Chinese online search engine major Baidu Inc for the largest literary work platform in China and another for an online game operating center.

According to a memorandum of understanding signed by Tianjin Binhai New Area and Canada Natural Resources last year, the two countries will join hands to build a low carbon and ecological demonstration district in the Tianjin Eco-City, near the upcoming National Maritime Museum and the Tianjin Oceanic Administration Center, covering 2 square kilometers, and with a total investment of about 10 billion yuan.

"Better environment, low operating costs and more business cooperation opportunities will help attract an increasing number of enterprises to the Tianjin Eco-City," said Yang Liu, director of the commercial bureau of the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City.

During the past eight years, cultural and creative industries have been the pillars for the Tianjin Eco-City, with over 500 enterprises operating here, including Huayi Brothers Media Corp and Thinkingdom Media Group Ltd. In 2014, cultural and creative companies paid taxes totaling 540 million yuan .

"We will try our best to widen the range of businesses, from publishing and film manufacturing industries to Internet-related ones," Yang said.

According to Yang, under the integrated development plan for Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei province, eight of the 13 projects that were signed with the Tianjin Eco-City are from Beijing.

"In the coming years, we will build three centers in the Eco-City, including a publishing industry center, a film manufacturing base and an industrial design center, to attract more cultural and creative companies," he said.
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Bombardier facility to take off in Tianjin
Updated: 2015-04-24 11:02
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Construction started on Thursday in Tianjin for a maintenance facility to be used by Bombardier Business Aircraft, which will be the first facility for the company's business jets on the Chinese mainland.

The facility is part of a joint venture between Bombardier Inc and the Tianjin Airport Economic Area.

Construction got underway just after the central government officially added Tianjin to the list of places with pilot free trade zones on Tuesday.

In FTZs, goods can be imported, processed and re-exported without going through customs authorities. Foreign investment is also permitted in some fields that are restricted outside the zones.

"We chose Tianjin because of its impressive infrastructure, aerospace cluster, strong government support and proximity to Beijing, the busiest business aviation hub in the mainland," said Michel Ouellette, aircraft programs and customer services vice-president of BBA.

The facility, which is scheduled to open in 2017, will cover almost 8,900 square meters including hangars, offices and back shop areas, which will allow Bombardier to provide maintenance, repair, overhaul and associated activities as well as services to its business aircraft customers, the world's third-largest civil aircraft builder said.
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Insurance fund encouraged to invest in Tianjian infrastructure construction

BEIJING, July 22 (Xinhua) -- The China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) and Tianjing municipal government recently jointly issued an opinion on improving insurance industry's capability to facilitate development of Tijian Pilot Free Trade Zone and coordinated cooperation of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei.

The opinion is aimed at strengthening the role of insurance industry innovation in building international first-class free trade zone and meeting the demand for development of China's "One Belt and One Road" initiatives.

A platform for releasing demand for insurance fund will be established and insurance institutions are encouraged to invest in transportation and other key infrastructure projects through equity, funds and bonds.

Insurance institutions are also encouraged to invest in Tianjian's construction of underground pipe network, garbage disposal and city power distribution.
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A Mostly Deserted Chinese City Is Set to Quadruple GDP by 2017, Official Says
July 24, 2015
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Tianjin city’s replica of New York’s Manhattan, still mostly deserted, is set to double output this year and quadruple it by 2017 as a new free-trade zone and high-speed rail link boost business, said a city official.

The area targets output of 30 billion yuan ($5 billion) in 2017 from 7.5 billion yuan last year, Jiang Guangjian, executive deputy director-general of Tianjin’s free-trade zone, said in an interview Wednesday. The district’s free-trade zone status, gained late last year, has helped lure 6,000 companies from finance, law, accounting and trade to register for business and Jiang expects that to rise to more than 15,000 next year, he said.

Five years after the first building was finished in Tianjin’s replica of Manhattan, the district remains largely empty, its dirt-covered glass edifices overlooking near-empty streets. That is set to change and already Bank of China Ltd. and Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd. can’t get enough space in the free-trade zone’s future headquarters building, said Jiang.

“People who visited this place a year ago will fail to recognize it by the end of this year,” said Jiang. “To raise funding and invest first and see the results after is a normal process.”

The area’s high-speed rail station, a sea-shell shaped structure that’ll be part of a 300,000-square-meter transportation hub larger than New York’s Grand Central, is scheduled to open Aug. 20, Jiang said. That will shrink the commute to Beijing to about 45 minutes and to downtown Tianjin to 15 minutes.
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Thirteen of 63 buildings in the district are being used and 33 will be completed by the end of this year, he said.

Jiang sees Tianjin’s free-trade zone becoming northern China’s Lujiazui, the financial center that sprang up on Shanghai’s east bank in the 1990s after initially also being derided as a white elephant.

“The newest policies of financial innovation and of making investment and trade more convenient will be tried and created here,” he said. “Tianjin free trade zone is the only one in the entire Northern China. Companies can’t neglect it to go to the far south.”

Still, with many of its buildings empty for years, filling them may prove difficult as China’s economy heads for its slowest growth in a quarter of a century. Among the few buildings already completed and those set to be finished in the near future, the vacancy rate will be 60 to 70 percent, Billy Lo, General Manager of Cushman & Wakefield’s Beijing office, said last month.

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Tianjin finds new ways to fight heavy dust pollution
3 December 2015
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ONE of China’s smoggiest cities, Tianjin, is engaged in a painstaking battle against dust, the leading contributor to the city's PM2.5 concentration.

The city's construction sites covered a total area of 212 square kilometers in 2014, almost equal to the size of Shijiazhuang, capital city of nearby Hebei Province in north China, officials with Tianjin Environmental Protection Bureau said.

Tianjin, about 100 kilometers from Beijing, is prone to clouds of construction dust. An analysis conducted by the bureau last year found about 30 percent of the city’s PM2.5 (airborne particles smaller than 2.5 microns in diameter) pollution was from dust, followed by coal and motor vehicle exhaust, which accounted for 27 and 20 percent, respectively.

In spring, when the weather is drier and construction sites are busier, dust pollution can account for 46 percent of the city’s PM2.5 concentration, according to the bureau.

He Jianqiang, deputy head of the atmosphere center under the bureau, said the total area of Tianjin’s construction sites in 2014 was about two times larger than in 2010, and some sites are still without adequate dust control measures.

As part of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei integrated development plan and a test field of China’s pilot free trade zone, Tianjin has been witnessing rapid expansion in recent years.

Shi Hanghua, official with the city’s construction projects quality and safety supervision department, said there are currently more than 1,000 polluting construction sites in the city. Some operations, such as dregs transportation, are not up to environmental protection standards. The sites are also scattered, posing a bigger challenge to the understaffed supervision department.

Recognizing the severity of dust pollution, Tianjin’s municipal legislature passed an air pollution control law in early 2015, which defines the responsibilities of various authorities. The authorities then made their own law enforcement guidelines.

At the Yahui commercial center construction site in Hexi District, six newly installed surveillance cameras and dust monitoring equipment are overseeing dust control. All trucks must have their tires cleaned before leaving the site.

Shi said all construction sites in the city’s downtown areas have been newly installed with the equipment. The dust monitoring machines, he said, will alarm supervisors if excessive concentration of dust is detected in the air.
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