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China to make Another Ghost City? Will Bulldoze 700 Mountains for it!
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 12582603:MV8yMDc0MTIzXzM0OTEyNjEzX0ZFNEIxODRF] according to the video on page 1, it is the developers who are making money. (Chinese people really hate the developers. there is always a comflict between citizens who houses are destroyed by developers) the average wage in China is $6000 a year. Yet the apartments for sale and the duplexes sell for $70,000 to 300,000. No one can afford them. there are millions of housing units for sale and millions of Chinese who can't afford them. there is a fear of a polarized society rich and poor causing a revelution. They'd rather let those apartments deteriorate rather than selling them for cheaper. Sounds familiar. [/quote]
China's biggest construction firms will spend £2.2bn to flatten 700 mountains levelling the area Lanzhou, allowing developers to build a new metropolis
The project will be China's fifth "state-level development zone" and the first in the country's rapidly developing interior. Others: Shanghai's Pudong and Tianjin's Binhai,
home to an unfinished, 120-building replica of Manhattan.
Liu Fuyuan, former high-level official at the country's National Development and Reform Commission, said project was unsuitable because Lanzhou is listed as among China's most water-scarce municipalities. "The most important thing is to gather people in places where there is water,"
so, ok, let bulldoze 700 mountains where there is no water.
link to english.cntv.cn
link to finance.ninemsn.com.au
China will flatten 700 mountains to make way for a new desert metropolis in what is believed to be one of the biggest mountain moving projects in the country's history.
Last year the World Health Organisation named Lanzhou one of China's most polluted cities with the worst air pollution and a shortage of water.
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