Month: May 2015

China’s “ghost cities”: a fever of destruction, construction, and abandonment [29/29]

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Construction near Wuhan, China, in 2009. (Photo: Tauno Tõhk/陶诺, Flickr)

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Overzealous construction in China has left the country with a large number of empty developments clinging to the outskirts of major cities — a problem that some real estate developers have sought to solve with a bizarre side industry in the rental of Westerners to glamorize the areas and attract visitors.

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The Last of Us [Are Jews afraid of Virginia Woolf? Part 1]

During his tenure, Mr. Xi [the President of China] has repeatedly cited Han Feizi, a Legalist philosopher from China’s Warring States period more than 23 centuries ago. The Legalists said, “Autocratic rule should be codified in law rather than having law limit that rule.”

 

Mondo comes to herself lying on the bed in the guest bedroom of “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey’s condominium.… Read Full Article

Quote for the Day, Saturday May 30, 2015

During his tenure, Mr. Xi [the President of China] has repeatedly cited Han Feizi, a Legalist philosopher from China’s Warring States period more than 23 centuries ago. The Legalists said, “Autocratic rule should be codified in law rather than having law limit that rule.”… Read Full Article

American Students Return From China With Rosier Picture Of The Middle Kingdom

by |The World Post| Original Source

Study Abroad ChinaMelissa Sconyers, who studied abroad in China, is photographed with a Chinese flag in San Francisco, Monday, Aug. 11, 2008. China is hoping that American college students watching the Summer Olympics will want to travel there, providing a bump similar to what Australia and Greece enjoyed in 2000 and 2004.Read Full Article

China’s “ghost cities”: a fever of destruction, construction, and abandonment [28/29]

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Abandoned theme park in Tianjin, China, in 2009. (Photo: Edwin Lee, Flickr)

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Overzealous construction in China has left the country with a large number of empty developments clinging to the outskirts of major cities — a problem that some real estate developers have sought to solve with a bizarre side industry in the rental of Westerners to glamorize the areas and attract visitors.

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