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Old August 25th, 2009, 05:05 AM   #141
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Old August 25th, 2009, 07:54 AM   #142
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any up date or any news about jiefang business center?
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Old September 11th, 2009, 06:00 PM   #143
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China plans massive high-speed rail expansion: state media
10 September 2009
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China plans to spend nearly 300 billion dollars to build 42 high-speed railway lines by 2012 as part of its efforts to spur growth amid the global downturn, state media have reported.

China hopes to have added 13,000 kilometres (8,060 miles) of track to its massive rail network in three years, the China News Service said Wednesday, citing Zhang Shuguang, deputy chief engineer at the railways ministry.

The tracks would be capable of handling trains running at up to 350 kilometres per hour, the report cited Zhang as telling a science conference in the southwestern city of Chongqing.

The country would then in three years have four north-south and four east-west artery high-speed rail links across its vast territory, the report said.

The new tracks would mean the travel time from Beijing to the central hub city of Wuhan would be more than halved to around four hours, it added.

The country has developed a "major breakthrough" that will enable high-speed trains to run on both fast rail and normal-speed tracks, Zhang said, according to Wednesday's Chongqing Times.

"China has the most advanced high-speed rail technology in the world," Zhang said, adding the country's fast rail network would have the capacity to carry seven billion passengers a year between 2011 and 2012, the paper said.

A train that can travel at 500 kilometres per hour will be tested at the end of 2010, he said, according to other local media reports.

Beijing has said it will invest at least two trillion yuan (293 billion dollars) in railway construction over the next three years, as it struggles to stimulate domestic demand to aid the recovery of its export-dependent economy.

By the end of this year, China will have a total of 86,000 kilometres of railway lines, second only to the United States, officials have said.

The nation aims to have 120,000 kilometres of track laid down by 2020, they said.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 01:22 PM   #144
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Dear friends,

Any news about the 'Wuhan Energy Flower'? It looks stunning!!

(small article in Dutch)

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Old June 24th, 2010, 11:24 AM   #145
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Thank you Theo, I only had this small article in dutch about the flower.

I think it looks very futuristic, it's really great how this building is designed.

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Old June 29th, 2010, 09:01 AM   #146
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When I visited Wuhan 1.5 years ago I made photos of a visually stunning building site at the river, which looked surreal from the distance - Are these the same buildings? Is it called “Shimao`s Splendid Yantze Project“? Wuhan might be one of the most exciting cities that I have ever visited. It is not like Beijing, or Shanghai, but it is just a beautiful and „real“ city, it is being “alive” and organically shaping itself. It must be a Great city to live in.




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Old June 29th, 2010, 02:36 PM   #147
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So it's a nice city? I was there one day on my way to Guillin (from Wuhan airport), so I didn't really have time to view the city exept from the bus to the airport.
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Old June 29th, 2010, 03:24 PM   #148
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So it's a nice city? I was there one day on my way to Guillin (from Wuhan airport), so I didn't really have time to view the city exept from the bus to the airport.

Nice city? O - Yes!!!

The beauty of a city is not only because of number, shape, or arrangement of buildings but also about the vibe of its urban life. In Wuhan I saw that people do not just live there but they live together, within a positive and lively social environment. It is the countless small details in the city, the pieces of art, the parks, the excitement of an organically grown and matured city while keeping its old and lovely Chinese character, that gives Wuhan its shape, unlike Shanghai where everything is new, like a skyscraper theme park. Maybe one reflection of Wuhan's character and powerful strength that I felt when I visited Wuhan are the small details that you see everywhere in the city. There are many social things going on everywhere, there is street pantomime, there is social life in the parks, there are countless small but beautiful pieces of art that underline the quality of life. Even under a bridge one can find art, organic, almost funny. Art and sculpture is an extension of nature in Wuhan. This is what I like so much. I like to accentuate my statement by the following pictures so you may understand what I mean:


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so....it is difficult not to fall in love with Wuhan.

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Old July 21st, 2010, 10:38 PM   #149
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Any news about the 'Wuhan Energy Flower'? It looks stunning!!

(small article in Dutch)

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Here you go



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Old August 19th, 2010, 05:01 PM   #150
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Wuhan Airport to Complete Int'l Terminal by Yearend

WUHAN, June 4, SinoCast -- Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, based in central China, is scheduled to complete its transitional international terminal and put it into operation by the end of 2010.

Wuhan City, capital of Hubei Province, raised the curtain on construction of the transitional terminal on May 9, with the approval from the provincial and municipal governments as well as Capital Airports Holding Company, which controls the airport.

The equipment in the airport's first terminal (T1) has been used for a number of years, and it has had an impact upon the increase of international passengers, said industry analysts.

The transitional international terminal will be located left of the second terminal (T2), and cover a total area of 5,310 square meters. Related parties have finished preliminary preparations for the project.

After the third terminal (T3) comes into service, the transitional international terminal will still serve passengers in the central city as a building for special planes or business jets.
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 04:10 PM   #151
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State Grid to enlarge UHV power transmission capacity to Hubei province
19 August 2010

BEIJING, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) – The State Grid Corp, one of China's two power grid operators, is going to step up the construction of ultra-high voltage projects and enlarge the ultra-high voltage power transmission capacity to Hubei province in central China to ease the power tight supply.

According to the plan of the State Grid, it will construct two North-South ultra-high voltage transmission lines, respectively from west Inner Mongolia in north China to Wuhan, the capital city of central China's Hubei and from Ulanqab to Wuhan, in a bid to enhance the power transmission capacity from large coal bases in North China.

Energy supply shortage in Hubei is growing larger and larger with the economic development. It is expected to reach 163.4 million tonnes standard coal by 2015, and 86 percent of energy demand would be feed by other parts of China.
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Old September 7th, 2010, 11:54 AM   #152
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Thank you Taizu! This really looks like a project which deserves its own topic on Skyscrapercity!

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Old February 9th, 2011, 12:44 PM   #153
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Any news about the 'Wuhan Energy Flower'? It looks stunning!!
"De bouw gaat in november 2010 van start"
That's what I read in the Dutch article. It means 'Construction will start in November 2010'

Did it? And are there any followers in Wuhan on this project?
I sure like to see it grow!

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Old February 17th, 2011, 04:07 PM   #154
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Wuhan Joins Big Chinese Cities To Limit House Purchase--Report
15 January 2011

SHANGHAI (Dow Jones)--Wuhan, capital of the central Chinese province of Hubei, has joined the country's big cities in imposing a limit on house purchases, the state-run Shanghai Securities News reported Saturday.

The city, which has a population of more than nine million, now stipulates that each family can buy only one new apartment in the downtown region, the report said.

The move, effective from Jan. 15, is in response to a rapid growth in the city's home prices, said the report. The average property sales price in Wuhan rose 17% last year to CNY6,184 (US$936) per square meter, the report added, nearly triple the average monthly salary level in the city.

In addition, the report said some cities in the Shaanxi province will start restricting house purchases within the year, without naming these cities.

Many first-tier cities in China, such as Shanghai and Beijing, have imposed a limit on housing purchases for months. The moves by individual cities are in addition to central government policies targeted at the property sector, as soaring home prices put the prospect of home ownership out of reach of ordinary people and raise concerns of social instability.

China has been grappling with a surging real-estate market since late 2009, and has taken numerous measures to stabilize prices, including raising down-payment amounts, increasing mortgage rates and curbing lending for additional home purchases.

Those moves have had a limited effect, however, as the fundamental drivers of the market, including supply constraints and strong demand, have largely been untouched.
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Old March 25th, 2011, 06:02 PM   #155
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Wuhan Station (new)
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are those HSR trains I see?
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Old March 26th, 2011, 05:34 AM   #157
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are those HSR trains I see?
Yes - high-speed trains call at the new station.
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I just came across this great video from the Wuhan CBD website, check it out!

http://www.whcbd.com/en_us/pub_link/video_online.shtml
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Wuhan woos Europe with Dutch realty project
Updated: 2011-04-22 10:03
By Guo Rui (China Daily European Weekly)

If you build it, they will come - so goes the line based on the American baseball movie Field of Dreams.

But Netherlands-based property developer Redevco, believes that it more clearly defines its flagship project - a 1.8 billion yuan (190 million euros) shopping cum business complex near the Yangtze River in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province.

With the government keen on relocating most of its industries to the western and central regions, Redevco sees its project as a catalyst for more overseas investment in the region.

Expected to be completed in 2013, the Wuhan Tiandi Riverview Plaza will offer 109,000 square meters of retail space and a leasable area of 70,000 square meters.

The project will also house more than 250 stores, comprising international brands, popular fashion chains, lifestyle stores, dining area and cinemas.

The Tiandi Riverview Plaza is a 50-50 joint venture between Redevco and the Hong Kong-based Shui On Land.

"When the plaza is complete, I expect it to be a new landmark not only in Wuhan, but all over China," says Robert Lie, managing director of Redevco Asia.

"Almost all the famous international brands will be found in the new mall," Lie says.

Redevco chooses Wuhan as its entry point to China, he says, because the city's sizzling economic growth, coupled with a consumption boom, offers great opportunities.

Wuhan's gross domestic product (GDP) jumped 14.7 percent last year to 550 billion yuan (58 billion euros), while retail sales grew 19.5 percent year-on-year to 250 billion yuan in 2010.

Both figures belittled the national average growth. The nation's GDP hit 39.8 trillion yuan in 2010, expanding by 10.3 percent year on year, while retail sales rose 18.4 percent year on year to 15.5 trillion yuan.

"We are optimistic of Wuhan's growth," Lie says.

Besides the shopping area, the plaza will also have a number of office towers facing the Yangtze River.

They are designed to attract international corporations, especially those from Europe, which plan to establish a presence in Central China amid the country's growing industrial relocation from the coastal areas.

Lie says the high-speed rail network, which shortens the travel time between Wuhan and major eastern Chinese cities such as Shanghai from five hours to less than four hours, will be an advantage. "Once Wuhan's high-speed rail network finishes, the plaza will be more attractive," he says.

Guo Qing, a senior project manager of Shui On Land, says some 30 companies, mostly Fortune 500, have already shown interest in the project, adding that the plaza is a good place for them to establish regional headquarters and offices.

"Some companies want to open stores in it, while others plan to set up their Chinese offices in it," Guo says, without revealing the names of these companies.

Analysts say the project reflects European companies' growing interest in central and western China.

"Apparently European companies which did not make it big during China's coastal boom are determined not to lose out this time," says Li Jinlin, dean of the School of Management and Economics of Beijing University of Technology. "This time, the opportunities will emerge from inland China."
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Building collapse kills 2, injures 7 in central China


Photo taken on May 19, 2011, shows the scene of a building collapse in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province. A six-storey building under construction collapsed at about 6:00 p.m. Thursday, leaving several people buried under rubbles. It is still unknown whether there were casualties. (Xinhua/Hao Tongqian)

WUHAN, May 20 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from a building collapse in central China now stands at two as another body was found under the rubble Friday, a local official said.

A half-finished five-storey building collapsed at about 6 p.m. Thursday in a village in Qiaokou District of Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei Province.

One of the dead was identified as the owner of the collapsed building and the other as a construction worker, said Yang Li, a deputy director of the district's publicity department.

Seven were injured in the collapse and remain under emergency treatment in the intensive care unit of a local hospital, including a contractor and six construction workers and villagers who were passing by.

Rescuers are still clearing the debris by hand and with simple tools as large machinery cannot be used at the small and narrow construction site. They have yet to detect signs of life under the debris and have no idea how many may be buried.

Authorities are probing the case.
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