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posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 10:10 PM
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reply to post by Aloysius the Gaul
 


Hence why the Chinese put more money on U.S. than in their own country.




posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 10:30 PM
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There was a recent article and thread talking about China building cities of the future. The last one I saw was supposed to be designed to accomodate up to 42 million people.

I think China is doing what other countries dream of. Being able to take land, and develop a modern city without having to go back and rip infrastructure apart to upgrade.


Its not a new concept. Brazil did the exact same thing back in the day with their capital.



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 11:22 PM
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Originally posted by Resurrectio
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I watched a documentary on these cities.. The projected growth has stalled, now they sit with 2 or 3 occupants per block... Its no conspiracy... They focus these around projected plants and industrial areas.


I haven't checked it out but the articles does say some of them are in remote area and one is a remote desert area. That doesn't seem to fit.



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 11:30 PM
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Originally posted by hawkiye

Originally posted by Resurrectio
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I watched a documentary on these cities.. The projected growth has stalled, now they sit with 2 or 3 occupants per block... Its no conspiracy... They focus these around projected plants and industrial areas.


I haven't checked it out but the articles does say some of them are in remote area and one is a remote desert area. That doesn't seem to fit.


Actually if you look at it from a political standpoint it does make sense. Part of Chinas policy in terms of territory claims falls on citizenship. When you swamp an occupied area with citizen, it makes it easier to justoify the occupation and annexation of that territory. If a "vote" were held, it would look legitimate since the majority of people would vote for China.

Also not a new concept. As far as population projections go I need to go back and find the article. China was talking about going away from their one child policy.



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 11:36 PM
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yep, there was a report about one of these ghost Chinese cities below:


From what I understand, the chinese government is in the process of moving mass populations into these new cities but it is taking longer than expect. You cannot just expect to move a million people over night and this is what the chinese government assumed it could do. It is amazing aint it? An empty in a country with more tha 1.3 billion people.... well one of many empty cities. Well, can't hurt having a spare empty city I guess.
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posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 11:46 PM
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Originally posted by Xcathdra
reply to post by hawkiye
 


There was a recent article and thread talking about China building cities of the future. The last one I saw was supposed to be designed to accomodate up to 42 million people.

I think China is doing what other countries dream of. Being able to take land, and develop a modern city without having to go back and rip infrastructure apart to upgrade.


Its not a new concept. Brazil did the exact same thing back in the day with their capital.


This is the same thing I thought...



posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 01:44 AM
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Originally posted by libertytoall
This has already been DEBUNKED.. The cities aren't ghost cities at all. They have low occupants from a housing bubble but it's not some conspiracy of "ghost cities."


Indeed and oddly enough, iw as talking about these with a work mate the other day.

The Chinese have simply overbuilt, on a massive scale I admit. What is worrying is that they have spent a huge sum on these cities and are having trouble filling them.



posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 02:06 AM
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They just evacuated 79,000 people from another city, why can't they send them to these cities? according to this
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posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 02:07 AM
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It's an Economic thing... they are worried about their economy heating up due to the increase of investor moneys into their economy, and so they are investing this money in ways that will bring them returns that they are projected to be able to receive once the population reaches certain levels.

They are balancing their economy by spending surpluses into the economy.... Kinda like the United states "Bridge to nowhere" plans... except... you know... more practical, LOL!
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posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 02:29 AM
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Probably for U.S. survivors after the SHTH



posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 03:13 AM
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Can these cities be found on google earth? does anyone know any co-ords? It would be nice to see. Very strange though.



posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 03:21 AM
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Maybe the citys are made for visitors.
It’s always nice to have things looking good when visitors arrive. Isn’t it?



posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 06:15 AM
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look at Detroit Michigan with all the jobs lost there, how many houses are vacant there? how many office buildings are only half full in the citys around the us? we have our own ghost cites, they are just spred out a lil more.
thats my opinion



posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 08:43 AM
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Maybe I'm seeing things, but in the lower right side of the pic that you posted, I think I see a representation
of the earth inside the traffic circle.

I see similarities to our continents, but also marked differences. Could this be what they think the globe might look like in the future, after some global catastrophe?



posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 08:50 AM
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You might find some intersting insight to all of this mystey here:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Please read the comments from the people who know, lived there and or has ties there.



posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 09:53 AM
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They'll need the space as they take over the global reserve currency status, and the Yen dominates. China will accomplish what the U.S never could and evolve into the "center" of the globe.



posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 10:02 AM
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Posted before bud, and if you look closley you will see human activites. taken early in the morning



posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 10:18 AM
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Sometimes, reality is stranger than fiction.

Perhaps you are now looking at the 2012 movie's version of the Ark?

In the movie, earth suffers cataclysmism of great magnitude, and the only place avaliable was to seek refuge within the Ark.

So, if the rest of the planet is flooded or sunk, perhaps the only habitable land left would be in the huge landmass that China is? And the buildings - homes for future human inhabitants, espacially for those who still have gold left?

Edit: Ok, it's a bit scary and alarmist at this point of time to even think of this possibility. It's just that I do find it strange for the CCP gov to construct those habitats for 42 million or more, with its numerous other locations of ghost and underground cities.

Why that expenditure when obviously 1.3 billion chinese people are starving and lacking in social welfare expenditure, as well as the huge trillion dollar loan to US and foreign aids that are not even recovered back yet???? Where did such funds came from?
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posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 10:29 AM
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When oil runs out, energy becomes more of any issue, they will be ready. One problem in the US is things are so god damn far. We have to transport so much so far. China is getting ready, building big cities, easier to get to and from from inside the city itself. until we find some sort of transportation that cost minimal and easy to implement, big cities will be the leaders in the future. close living quarters to work and leisure. they are preparing for the future.



posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 11:13 AM
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It's not eerie- it's just silly.

China has such a huge economy that they are "artificially" making it bigger than it seems.

They spend billions, hiring millions of construction workers to build cities that are to fill a demand that doesn't exist.

To have some kind of comparison, imagine a rich billionaire buying 100 houses for himself. He is never really going to need them all- he is just buying them to spend money and appear to make himself look valuable.

The point is, China is just trying to make itself look like it is richer than it already is, and someday in the future their pointless spending is gonna catch up and bite them in the rear.






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