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Old May 23rd, 2009, 07:50 AM   #141
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I heard the chinese farmers store their grains in some sort of cylindrical earthen pots .
you mean two centuries ago?
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 08:31 AM   #142
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you mean two centuries ago?
Naa till 30years back and i am sure even now they do it some in places . Practises in agriculture rarely change with time.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 06:08 AM   #143
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Old June 1st, 2009, 07:01 AM   #144
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Rising very steadily. I don't think it fits in well with it's neighbors though. This is really gonna stick out.

Wuxi is a beautiful city. But I'm not sure its a skyscraper city.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 07:05 AM   #145
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I still don't understand why Wuxi is called a village. Looks like a city to me.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 07:44 AM   #146
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Those pagoda-style (actually only the top reminds me of pagoda) towers are really ugly. They are from Mars.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 09:08 AM   #147
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In the contrary, I thought it is unique. It gives a flesh look from all the ultra modern buildings in China. I agree that contructing building next to them will be like sort thump stick out of that townscape.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 10:47 AM   #148
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Who cares if it sticks out amongst its neighbors? Why is that necessarily a bad thing?

I love the design and I hope they don't remove the sphere on top at the last minute or something.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 02:00 PM   #149
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I still don't understand why Wuxi is called a village. Looks like a city to me.
Its not in Wuxi, its in the countryside around Wuxi. You're actually looking at a rural scene, with some of the richest 'villages' in China. Its just that the farmers have built their shacks into highrises and villas, added roads and streetlighting and shops thanks to rich local councils that build for free. In the densely populated countryside these developments stretch seeming without end.

For alot of the Yangtze Delta its much the same thing - look between these buildings and you'll see the fields they still farm. If this was considered urban it would be the worlds largest city, with tens of millions for 150 km:



Take the train from Shanghai to Hangzhou and you'll see nothing but this for hours^ This is all classed as countryside and 'villages'. Its not considered suburb because the farmers don't commute into the cities to work.

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Old June 1st, 2009, 02:33 PM   #150
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This village is ...
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Old June 1st, 2009, 02:59 PM   #151
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fascinating stuff. and scary at the same time.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 03:09 PM   #152
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Basically this is the richest village in China it started in1979 .When one guy from this village started some sort of iron one factory which later ended up having all villagers as shareholders .So basically this village huaxi village near wuxi ended up growing its industries and they grown into some sort of a huge conglomerate with over 60 factories and all the villagers are now equal shareholders in the conglomerate which now has assets of over 60 billlion Yuan . These companies make everything form iron ore to textile and they usually have lot of migrant workers from other villagers working from them. These shareholders or villagers enjoy huge annual dividends and are basically very rich .Though the catch is if they leave the village they automatically forgo their holdings in the company . It is also not so easy for them to dump their holdings in this now huge conglomerate . You can search "huaxi wuxi china's richest village" .you will find tens of articles from hindu to telegraph talking about this village
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yep, that info is right but its a different 'village' to the one I was showing (in the pic). The one in the pic is the countryside in and around the Yangtze River Delta (which includes the super-rich village), where par course the councils build large new homes for the local farmers.

If you zoom in on Google Earth, what you think is farmland (around Shanghai-Hangzhou especially) you will find is endless rows of development stretching contiguously for hundreds of km.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 08:15 PM   #154
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fascinating stuff. and scary at the same time.
absolutely, i don't want to live there.
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Old June 1st, 2009, 11:04 PM   #155
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@the spliff fairy: can you show on Google Maps exactly where this picture was taken? I think the area is a bit greener in reality than it looks on the picture. In the distance, you only see the building but not the fields in between. When I look on Google Maps or Earth the large area between Shanghai and Hangzhou is on average about one-third covered with buildings and roads. After all, they are still farmers. But I bet the population density is higher than in a typical American suburb.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 08:03 AM   #156
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that picture looks like london's skyline minus the ferris wheel
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 08:37 AM   #157
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You're on very thin ice with your London obsession.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 02:49 PM   #158
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what? it looks like london--countless 5-storey, dreary buildings with a huge eyesore right in the middle..but i like this building for its sheer weirdness
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 04:21 PM   #159
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that picture looks like london's skyline minus the ferris wheel

Although i may not think it looks like the London skyline, i find this village very interesting and impressing. I would like to visit that place one day.

I would think that buildings in London should be visited individually as they have great designs even though it may not have the height.
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