China's Government Planning..Unreal!!

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    A country with over a biliion people China is the future right?


    Amazing Video Emerges of China‘s ’Ghost Cities’


    If you‘re not familiar with China’s “ghost cities,” they are some of the most fascinating images you will see.

    “It’s estimated that 10 new cities are being built every year,” Australian news program SBS Dateline says. That may sound impressive, until you realize that many of the cities remain vacant long after they’re built.

    Amazing Video Emerges of China‘s ’Ghost Cities’
    Posted on March 29, 2011 at 10:55am by Jonathon M. Seidl Print » Email » If you‘re not familiar with China’s “ghost cities,” they are some of the most fascinating images you will see.

    “It’s estimated that 10 new cities are being built every year,” Australian news program SBS Dateline says. That may sound impressive, until you realize that many of the cities remain vacant long after they’re built.

    See, even though China has become the leader in development, it’s adopted the idea that “If you build it they will come.” There’s just one problem: they’re not coming. And so China has a problem — ghost cities:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPILhiTJv7E]YouTube - China's Ghost Cities and Malls[/ame]



    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/amazing-video-emerges-of-chinas-ghost-cities/
     
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    I figured I'd bump this, does anyone see that China's economic boom will not last it can't they are due for a downfall soon enough.
     
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    "The modern equivelent of building pyramids. Does nothing for peoples' lives, but promotes GDP growth".

    Government job creation at its finest.
    64 million empty units LOL.
     
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    Nope.
     
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    Too many men, not enough women

    Young Chinese men of marriageable age will soon find it tougher to look for a wife because there will be 24 million more young men than women of marriage age by 2020.

    The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), a government think tank, has said in a report that the gender imbalance in the country is widening, the People's Daily reported.

    The gender ratio in China has been higher than the world average. Census data in 2005 showed that the sex ratio of newborn babies was 120 boys born for every 100 girls.

    The international average is 103 male births for every 100 female births, Li Bin, director of the National Population and Family Planning Commission, was quoted as saying.

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    Too many grooms, too few brides in China


    The gender imbalance had already made it difficult for a Chinese bachelor to find a wife.

    Some single young men in big cities are now seeking marriage partners in rural areas, which has put single men in villages at even more of a disadvantage, because urban bachelors have higher incomes and more stable jobs, the report said.

    "I have neither a high income nor a spacious apartment in Beijing; so none of my female colleagues wanted to marry me," Kong, 29, from Chaoyang district of Beijing, told the Global Times.

    Too many men, not enough women
     
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    China's economic engine gonna implode?...
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    China’s fixed road to bad growth
    Wed, Apr 20, 2011 - I recently took two trips to China just as the government launched its 12th Five-Year Plan to rebalance the country’s long-term growth model. My visits deepened my view that there is a potentially destabilizing contradiction between China’s short and medium-term economic performance.
     

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