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Originally posted by vivalarevolution
Wonder if they allow immigrants?
Originally posted by dolphinfan
reply to post by hawkiye
They are going to root folks out of the rural areas into these cities so as to enable easier oversight of them. It is becomming too easy to diseminate information and the remote rural areas are too open for accurate information to spread, especially in border areas. These cities will be electronic prisions.
They will push folks into these mega cities and totally clamp down on any and all outside communication. Non-Chinese will have to receive special permission to enter into them
The funny thing is that the west will love these cities. They will be green, they will look cool and modern, they will be the wave of the future. "oh now we can see why it will be the Chinese century". "look at the cool trains - see, the Chinese have got it - they are not using carbon based fuels in these cities". Meanwhile the Potemkin village won't be exposed for what it is. Folks being shuttled to jobs not of their choice and forced into performing them under the threat of the jackboot.
They won't tell you the reality and thats the trains won't run effectively, when they made them they dumped the chemical waste right into the ground water and that the cool buildings will be falling down in about 5 years due to substandard materials and shoddy workmanship.
Remember all the bluster about how fantastic the Chinese were with their Olympic venues and how it was a demonstration of how the directed economy and the worker's paradise was a thing of beauty? Be interesting to have a bit of reporting on them now. They are falling apart.
The Romans could use ropes and chisels and build aquaducts that still work today. The modern Chinese with all of their money, engineering and education can't build a stadium that lasts for a decade.
Originally posted by yankeesfan1000
It's being done to prop up GDP. Simple as that. In an interview with CNBC's Jim Chanos, he said that:
“Construction is 60-plus percent of GDP, compared to exports of 5 percent... The problem is that consumption as a percentage of Chinese economy has declined in the last 10 years, from 40 to 35 percent. It’s all real estate...When construction is 60 percent of your economy, and you are building lots of things that people don’t need, the state may let this get out of control... It’s hard to manage this type of bubble".
They set a GDP target growth, and they cover any difference between actual GDP growth and their target number with construction. Nothing more.
Originally posted by Dimitri Dzengalshlevi
Seems to have pretty good maintenance for ghost cities. The trees don't water themselves.
Very interesting though. Could be weapons testing, or could be locations to move large numbers of people. China definitely needs to disperse its population... maybe this is their solution instead of creating war just to gain territory.
reply to post by hawkiye
Actually the answer is quite simple: China is the first Country of the World that made an affordable pact with extraterrestrial beings. Extraterrestrials had been trying to make such pacts in the past but they don't tolerate political and elite manipulation of Countries like USA and entities like the UN.
So China is building ghost cities for the time of their massive arrival, for ET's to live here on Earth.edit on 1212 9 1313 by theclarificator55555 because: (no reason given)