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China builds Cities to mimic other cities - still vacant

Unread post by Coup » March 4th, 2013, 2:06 pm

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50142079n

China has built entire cities that are supposedly fully functional but completely empty. One is a replica of an English town and they are even building a replica of NY Times Square financial district. All those conspiracy theorist will go crazy after seeing that.

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Unread post by Sentenza » March 5th, 2013, 2:01 am

Coup wrote:http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50142079n

China has built entire cities that are supposedly fully functional but completely empty. One is a replica of an English town and they are even building a replica of NY Times Square financial district. All those conspiracy theorist will go crazy after seeing that.
I ve seen some shit on the english style city and its supposed to be a huge retirement home because through its one child policy in combination with capitalism china has a huge aging problem.
People have to move around the country and cant support their parents anymore who live in bitter poverty.
So this city is was constructed for lots of those elderly parents.

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Unread post by Coup » March 5th, 2013, 9:44 am

The construction bubble is busting so they are stopping some of the builds flat without completing them. The biggest problem with the builds is that the majority of Chinese cannot afford the apartments. I also read that China has a major hand in Africa and Arab countries now. Business wise, they are the new builders of the the Eastern world.

These cities are crazy.

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Unread post by alexalonso » March 5th, 2013, 8:54 pm

Chinese tourists may be flocking to Europe in record numbers, but now they can see some of the continent's top historical attractions without ever leaving the People's Republic. The Alpine village of Hallstatt, Austria, (a UNESCO World Heritage site on the picturesque shore of the Hallstätter See) has been re-created in full-scale replica in Boluo, in southern China. Complete with European-style wood houses and the town's signature Roman-numeral clock tower, the made-in-China version of Hallstatt opened this summer for visitors and new residents. The Chinese developers, Minmetals Land Ltd., even got the real mayor of Hallstatt to fly in from Austria to mark the occasion.
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Unread post by Sentenza » March 6th, 2013, 8:56 am

Here are some more pics.

NEW SATELLITE PICTURES OF CHINA'S GHOST CITIES

http://www.businessinsider.com/chinese- ... 011-5?op=1

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Unread post by Coup » March 6th, 2013, 10:00 am

So conspiracy questions 101-

Why are these cities built? The average Chinese person cannot afford them. Is this for Westerners? Why? Is something going to happen to make Westerners by the masses move to China?

Replicating an entire city is some serious shit. Who gave China the floor plans or designs of all of these "replicated" buildings. They are basically exact copies so why would someone provide this information?

Others can add to this, but I still think this is some crazy shit.

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Unread post by Sentenza » March 6th, 2013, 10:13 am

Coup wrote:So conspiracy questions 101-

Why are these cities built? The average Chinese person cannot afford them. Is this for Westerners? Why? Is something going to happen to make Westerners by the masses move to China?

Replicating an entire city is some serious shit. Who gave China the floor plans or designs of all of these "replicated" buildings. They are basically exact copies so why would someone provide this information?

Others can add to this, but I still think this is some crazy shit.

I think for one, europe is adored by most of the chinese as some kind of advanced culturally rich place, that has dominated china for the last 200 years, therefore they look up to it in a certain sense.
Its equalled to being rich and powerful.
I have two friends who are married to chinese women, if you are european and you go there, it doesnt take a day for you to get laid if you want to. The women are lining up for you.
So theres a lot of potential money in these cities, cause everybody, especially the wealthy people will want to buy an appartment or house there.
I dont think its really all that difficult to copy the architecture, most of it is pretty old.

And for the other cities, my guess would be that they are trying to create industrial centers for migrant workers in china which are about 100 million people strong and which havent benefitted too much from chinas economical boom so far. There is a lot of potential for them to go off at the government because the socio economic tension s are running high.
Basically they are homeless and live where they work and they dont make much more then a few 100 $ a year.
100 Million is a lot of people, even for chinese standards. I m guessing they will just stuff a portion of them into some of those cities, wth no regards to wether they want to or not, china style, lol.

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Re: Chinese Cities

Unread post by Coup » March 6th, 2013, 12:03 pm

^^^Good pointsThey wouldn't or shouldn't build at a loss though. Those workers make $2 a day or something like that. They cannot afford the $80k for the apartments. Housing the builders and 100m at that is a lot.

IMO...this is long term strategy. Everything is pointing to China replacing USA as the top economy on the planet. Once they begin to open their doors more, every business in the world will send workers and their families their to open up branches/franchises. China will be the center of Finance for the world, now they are just the worlds manufacturers.

All the casino cats want more of China....all the auto makers want more China....tech companies, fashion companies, everybody wants China and now they have housing to place all of them. It won't be just Shanghai and Hong Kong anymore.

Damn...20 cities a year though seems like a lot but they are almost 2billion of those mothafuckas.

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Unread post by Sentenza » March 20th, 2013, 7:42 am

Recently in china because of the construction boom, real estate has become very expensive and organized crime members or semi-organized crime members with links to the ruling party or rich businessmen have been harrassing tenants who have been living in areas that are considered valuable, because they want to evict them and then bulldoze their property, to build exclusive/expensive apartments etc.
Usually they send some bullies to terrorize those neighbourhoods that they want to build skyscrapers, malls or whatever on, because space in big chinese cities is becoming scarce.

In this case they messed with the wrong guy. In a village called Bazhou, 1.5 hours south of Beijing they tried to pull that move in the wrong neighbourhood on the wrong person, LOL....

This guy was the national record holder for roller-assisted push-ups in a minute and master of Jet Kune Do (Bruce Lees fighting style).

He mopped the floor with those bullies....
His neighbour recorded the aftermath with his phone, lol....

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Real-life Bruce Lee single-handedly beats back gang of henchmen hired to evict him



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Forget the whole Free Market Western Capitalism Democracy America Fuck Yeah versus State-Run Communist-Socialist Iron Curtain Boot Up Your Ass thing – the primary difference between the Western economic system and the Chinese economic system is that here in the Land of the Free Home of the Brave our evil soulless puppy-mulching mega corporations are content in metaphorically fucking over everyone in the country, turning their hard-earned savings into gold-plated toilet paper, then chilling in their mansions chowing down on dolphin-infused tuna salad sandwiches, whereas in China they cut out the middle man entirely and literally just hire a bunch of guys with clubs to go to your front door, beat the shit out of you, steal your wallet, and collect your wife's tears in a jar so their CEO can drink it, absorb her sorrow and become the ultimate kung fu killing machine.

Shen Jianzhong is a 38 year old dude who up until last month was living in a tiny little basement apartment in the village of Bazhou, Hebei Province. Bazhou is a quaint little town about an hour and a half south of Beijing that despite having roughly 4,000 years of history still merits little more than a Wikipedia stub with a handful of broken links, but with the rapid conversion of the Beijing Metro Area from "gigantic fucking city" to "nightmarish urban dystopian sprawl of William Gibsonian proportions" suddenly a bunch of rich opportunistic assholes decided there was some cash to be made by riding into this place like a horde of bulldozer-riding Mongol warriors, flattening this place straight to hell like the T-800s crushing skulls at the beginning of Terminator 2, and then building fantastically-overpriced luxury condos and diamond-encrusted table tennis coliseums on the smoldering bombed-out ruins.

So about six months ago the evil Chinese Weyland-Yutani Umbrella Corporation goons rolled into Bazhou with one thing on their minds – let's get these assholes who live here out of their homes so we can turn their shitty apartments into designer parking lots for the rich and famous to drunkenly urinate on, in, or around. First, they came to Shen Jianzhong's house with a message of prosperity – "Hey buddy, don't be worried or suspicious or anything, we're not going to totally fuck you over we're just going to make your neighborhood so unassailably awesome that your penis will literally double in size just from living here! You just move out now, we'll pay your rent while you live somewhere else for a while, and then in two years you can move back into a house even bigger than the one you have now, PLUS we'll install a chromed-out ATM/Toaster combo device that literally dispenses tax-free cash money and shards of pure platinum every time you make Pop-Tarts!"

Shen Jianzhong wasn't impressed. First off, he heard that these same Tyrell Corporation sleazeballs had talked to the next town over and offered the folks there an even better deal than they were offering him and he figured if these assholes were going to make up shit about trading in the deed to his house for a mystical leprechaun fairy unicorn that shits out Skittles and gold nougat they might as well lie to him just as hard as they were lying to those other chumps. And second, what the fuck. I've seen emails asking me to wire money to disabled orphan veteran businessmen in the Sudan that were more believable than this horseshit.

Shen and his neighbors told these clowns to stick their balls in a food processor.

Then things got ugly.

I wrote a while back about the scare tactics Chinese developers used against Yang Youde, a man who ended up being forced to defend his farm by building a Warcraft II-style Cannon Tower in his backyard, so you already know these assholes will do whatever they can to wrench the property deed away from whatever poor sucker owns it, then pay off the cops and judges to look the other way. For six months, things got progressively worse. First they put up posters saying leave or face dire consequences. Then they send their gang of goons to block off Shen's entire street, preventing people from entering or leaving. When that didn't work, they started harassing the people that lived there more – yelling at women, telling them they were going to kill their kids. Every day the citizens of the neighborhood walked to work or to the store and were berated by thugs screaming at them and brandishing clubs and bats. Every night they had bricks and fireworks shot through the windows of their homes, death threats stuck under their doors, and anyone unlucky enough to be in his front yard after dark got punched in the face. It was crazy anarchy Night of the Living Dead shit, and the cops didn't do a fucking thing about it.

Most of Shen Jianzhong's neighbors moved away, but this was his home, and he wasn't going anywhere. Then, about a month ago, Shen was getting his stuff together for work, when he heard a commotion outside. His wife had just run out for some Ramen noodles, and as she was coming back from the store she was confronted by a teeming, angry mob of somewhere between 30 and 50 men, some of whom were carrying clubs and other weapons. They harassed her, like they'd done before, but this time they got a little more aggressive. She ran to the house, and tried to close the door on them, but they crushed up against it yelling like a throng of Chinese zombies:

Shen Jianzhong and his 18 year-old son ran to see what was going on, and got to the entryway of their home just in time to see a couple big strong super-manly pieces of human garbage shove the door back in Shen's wife's face, sending her and the groceries toppling over backwards. A couple particularly-heroic fuckers then came into the house after her.

This is probably as good a time as any to mention that Shen Jianzhong is a professional fitness instructor who holds the Chinese National record for roller-assisted push-ups in a minute. And that he taught himself Jeet Kune Do (the fighting style Bruce Lee invented) at the age of 18 and has been training in it every single day for the last twenty years straight.

It was on.
http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=66137711855

"It was self defence. I really cannot remember what kung fu skills I used. It was quite messy. Only seven people were injured because the rest were scared and stayed outside. Some of them ran away."

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Sentenza wrote:
Hahahah! I remember laughing at this video like couple of weeks ago, when some of my friend showed it to me.

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Unread post by Sentenza » March 21st, 2013, 12:02 pm

punamusta wrote:
Sentenza wrote:
Hahahah! I remember laughing at this video like couple of weeks ago, when some of my friend showed it to me.

Have you read the article? The guy who wrote it has an extremely funny writing style. I laughed my ass off while reading it.

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Unread post by punamusta » March 21st, 2013, 1:24 pm

Sentenza wrote: Have you read the article? The guy who wrote it has an extremely funny writing style. I laughed my ass off while reading it.
Didn't read it first, but now when I did - hahah, you're right. The guy who wrote it really knows how to write :D

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Unread post by alexalonso » August 19th, 2013, 11:16 pm

VICE on HBO just did a story on the real estate in China, all these places are empty and they continue to build. Their economy will crash if they continue to build and sell nothing.

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Unread post by alexalonso » August 20th, 2013, 6:01 pm



VICE on HBO talking about the vacant cities in China

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