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Photo: Shanghai in 1990 versus 2010
02/07/2010 | Me

Posted on 02/07/2011 4:20:42 PM PST by WaterBoard



Top Photo: Shanghai in 1990.

Bottom Photo: Shanghai in 2010.

Just an interesting photo of where American wealth has gone to fund the huge building boom in China. Shanghai is the most populous city in China.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: chat; china; hearsay; nobasisinfact; nolink; shanghai; vanity; walmart; wob
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1 posted on 02/07/2011 4:20:49 PM PST by WaterBoard
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To: WaterBoard

not yet.

no pics


2 posted on 02/07/2011 4:24:20 PM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: WaterBoard

Courtesy of Walmart.......


3 posted on 02/07/2011 4:24:31 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: WaterBoard

Just think, one mushroom cloud and it’s all gone in a hail of dust. Simply evaporated, humans are so vain and stupid sometimes. Especially when their leaders in Beijing will attempt their move at world domination and they won’t have Obambi to cover for them.


4 posted on 02/07/2011 4:24:48 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: WaterBoard

Every time I travel to Shenzhen or Guongzhou, I’m amazed at the number of high-rise building cranes I see. On one trip, I counted 34 in Shenzhen alone.


5 posted on 02/07/2011 4:25:06 PM PST by Adams (Fight on!)
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To: WaterBoard

The Walmart district of Shanghai.


6 posted on 02/07/2011 4:25:09 PM PST by NoLibZone (Obama must be impeached and tried for treason.)
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To: WaterBoard

astounding given the relatively short time frame


7 posted on 02/07/2011 4:25:16 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: WaterBoard

Wow


8 posted on 02/07/2011 4:25:27 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: WaterBoard

I remember seeing similar pictures of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They were equally impressive. The effect of economic policy (among other obvious factors) is breathtaking indeed.


9 posted on 02/07/2011 4:25:45 PM PST by camerongood210
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To: WaterBoard

Makes me want to go shopping at Walmart!!


10 posted on 02/07/2011 4:26:52 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: WaterBoard

Thank you WaterBoard for posting those pictures! My, what a difference!! I was there a few years ago and the Bund is just great at night. Absolutely stunning.

Really enjoyed those photos. Thanks again.


11 posted on 02/07/2011 4:27:00 PM PST by bergmeid (SECURE THE SUEZ CANAL NOW!)
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To: WaterBoard

The difference definitely makes an impression.


12 posted on 02/07/2011 4:27:14 PM PST by DallasDeb
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To: WaterBoard

Compare that to Detroit in 1990 and 2010.

Wish I had some pictures but I think we already have an idea what it would look like.


13 posted on 02/07/2011 4:27:23 PM PST by jongaltsr (It)
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To: jongaltsr
Plenty of Detroit pics at these links:

Detroit + ghost town

14 posted on 02/07/2011 4:29:25 PM PST by nutmeg (The 111th Congress: Worst. Congress. Ever.)
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To: WaterBoard

In those same 20 years they haven’t even been able to finish repaving Sepulveda Boulevard in Los Angeles!


15 posted on 02/07/2011 4:30:41 PM PST by Em and Brets Mum ("Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which we will not put." Winston Churchill)
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To: WaterBoard

Unlike many here, these pictures do not make me happy.....


16 posted on 02/07/2011 4:30:59 PM PST by EyeGuy (Gimme Shelter)
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To: WaterBoard

Stunning! fyi—The two buildings on the far left and the clock tower in the 1990 photo are also visible in the 2010 photo.


17 posted on 02/07/2011 4:32:01 PM PST by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff theory of economics)
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To: WaterBoard
The Communist Chinese say:

Thank you for shopping at Walmart!

You like....Yuk yuk

18 posted on 02/07/2011 4:32:26 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: WaterBoard
Dubai II.
19 posted on 02/07/2011 4:38:48 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: WaterBoard

That top pic looks older than 1990.


20 posted on 02/07/2011 4:39:29 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: WaterBoard

The statement assumes that US$ were used to fund the construction, and fails to consider there is more to the world
than America

The statement is without factual basis and represents tunnel vision


21 posted on 02/07/2011 4:40:26 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 .....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: Em and Brets Mum
Took them two-and-a-half years to finish the intersection at Genesee St. and Cayuga Rd., catty-corner from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Cheektowaga. Every time we visited, the union guys were standing around talking, drinking coffee or taking breaks.

The Chinese seem to have solved the union problem. Really solved it.
22 posted on 02/07/2011 4:42:27 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: Em and Brets Mum
In the same 20 years, Texas has rolling backouts and hospitals going dark, because if big cold cloud....

In California the glue sniffing governor attends gay pride day, where 50 year old hairy men parade down main street in diapers.....

23 posted on 02/07/2011 4:42:52 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: WaterBoard

The building in the lower left hand corner is where all the Presidents of the US have gone to eat dinner when visiting.

I don’t know what it is called, but it must be special because they didn’t tear it down.

In the restaurant you can eat while looking out large windows onto the ships and the river below.

I got to sit in Bill Clinton’s seat at the table, but they loved Bush by far. I was there with a liberal cracking jokes about Bush at the table and none of the Chinese laughed. They thought that it was impolite to joke about even the US President and seemed shocked at the liberal attitude to the President.

One of the ladies at the table whispered they love Bush, he is the greatest President of all time. They said Bush built Shanghai more than anyone else.

I don’t and didn’t agree with Bush’s position on China, he was rolled too many times because he was dealing with 911 and his attention was elsewhere. But to the Chinese that live in Shanghai, there is genuine love for him.


24 posted on 02/07/2011 4:43:29 PM PST by dila813
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To: EyeGuy

Unlike many here, these pictures do not make me happy..


They do not make me happy, either.

Sad that we have people who support Free Trade with Communist China...and revel at how China has grown...at the expense of the re-distribution of American wealth to Communist China.

Supporters of Communist China are no different than the Walter Duranty-type of people of the 1930’s....who sugar-coated Communism while hiding what was really happening. The Free Trade Communists who support Communist China are just the Walter Duranty’s of our time

Real Americans, and Real Consevatives, do not support any Free Trade with Communist China. It was not too long ago that, if you were so supportive of a Communist nation, you were tried and punished for treason.

My, how we have fallen!


25 posted on 02/07/2011 4:43:38 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Newt Gingrich and Chris Matthews: Seperated at Birth??)
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To: WaterBoard
My brother owns a business and lives there for at least seven months out of the year. He says it's like the wild wild west for making money.
26 posted on 02/07/2011 4:44:40 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: bert

The statement assumes that US$ were used to fund the construction, and fails to consider there is more to the world
than America

The statement is without factual basis and represents tunnel vision


Thank you, Walter Duranty, for your insight....


27 posted on 02/07/2011 4:45:07 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Newt Gingrich and Chris Matthews: Seperated at Birth??)
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To: bert

The statement assumes that US$ were used to fund the construction, and fails to consider there is more to the world
than America

The statement is without factual basis and represents tunnel vision


Thank you, Walter Duranty, for your insight....


28 posted on 02/07/2011 4:45:16 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Newt Gingrich and Chris Matthews: Seperated at Birth??)
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To: WaterBoard

Rooks rike Brade Lunner.


29 posted on 02/07/2011 4:49:35 PM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: bert

You shop now...It's open all night for yankee

30 posted on 02/07/2011 4:50:22 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
Will you guys stop standing around and boo-hooing? Get with it and help make America proud and strong again.

Your American forebears helped one another conquer a wilderness and create strong nation. I can't imagine they'd have much patience with all of the caterwallering that goes on about how far we're behind the Chinese.
31 posted on 02/07/2011 4:53:02 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: righttackle44

32 posted on 02/07/2011 4:54:55 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: WaterBoard

Booooo! I bet environmental impact studies had not been done, citizens committees had not been consulted, the Sierra Club lawyerettes had been ignored, lawsuits had not gone all the way to the Supremes and back down, Boooooo!


33 posted on 02/07/2011 4:56:57 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: righttackle44

“Will you guys stop standing around and boo-hooing? Get with it and help make America proud and strong again.”

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I doubt the problems that beset America have much do with Freepers, we are already,after the self-reliant, American values, REAL free market individuals.

What specifically would you suggest we do when half the population is on board with socialism, and expansion of government, and approaching 1/8 of Americans are on food stamps.

What do you want us to do, open a machine shop?


34 posted on 02/07/2011 5:00:53 PM PST by EyeGuy (Gimme Shelter)
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To: WaterBoard

The builders of this economic miracle are capitalists not Communists. All this reminds me (as indicated in #33) of how building better lives is possible. Abroad. A few years ago, remember, the French built the longest in some category bridge in 18 months. Please do yourself a favor and check how long and for how much has the rebuilding of SF Bay Bridge has been going, with no end in sight, how many squabbles, lawsuits, commissions it took, and for all I know, is still taking. Well, how about the WTC site? We’ve become a self-paralyzed giant!


35 posted on 02/07/2011 5:04:19 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

36 posted on 02/07/2011 5:04:48 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Em and Brets Mum

in twenty years we won’t have replaced the Twin Towers


37 posted on 02/07/2011 5:07:51 PM PST by InvisibleChurch ( ever y one has the rig ht to be left o.u.t.)
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To: WaterBoard
I've been to Shanghai 3 times in the past 4 years. I understood on my last visit that one out of every four heavy duty cranes (used for constructing high rise buildings) in the world was in Shanghai. The tallest building which looks like it has a handle on top wasn't even to the ground breaking stage the first time I was there in early 2007. It is right next to the second tallest building, the Shanghai Hyatt Hotel, which appears just to the left of it. The Hyatt has a spectacular dessert tea every afternoon, which I highly recommend.
38 posted on 02/07/2011 5:10:27 PM PST by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- follow the money and you'll find truth.)
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To: Revolting cat!

We capitalist you yankee lazy dog. You go shop now....American farmer fat and lazy....Buy some China yum yum...Take home and eat. You go now.

39 posted on 02/07/2011 5:11:31 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: WaterBoard

Wasn’t it a couple of months ago that a high rise hotel in China was fully built in ONE DAY?

Don’t be blaming wal mart or communism. This is all about discipline, and striving for excellence. Chinese students are cut throat competitive to get into the best universities. American students want to tweet about Justin Bieber.

They strive for superiority. We strive for political correctness and diversity. They want the best. We want equality and therefore, stress mediocrity.

China has the best train system in the world. Did you see how they performed in the opening ceremonies in Beijing? Perfection.

dont’ get me wrong. Not a fan a communism. I just cry at what America has lost in it desire to just be “correct”. Look at how we elected this ridiculous joke of a president.


40 posted on 02/07/2011 5:17:18 PM PST by DecentAmerican
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To: EyeGuy
I would say Freepers have some ideas that will work. Being crybabies will not help one bit. And I disagree that Freepers are not part of the problem. Some Freepers are part of the problem when they spend so much time complaining.

And what's wrong with the idea of opening a machine shop? A friend of mine is doing quite well with his. He has little time to listen to complainers.
41 posted on 02/07/2011 5:20:36 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: dragnet2

"Me laff yu long time!"


42 posted on 02/07/2011 5:21:46 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: WaterBoard

Yes, but what is the quality of the construction?


43 posted on 02/07/2011 5:25:07 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm.)
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To: Revolting cat!

What is the common denominator in blocking the USA from building the same type of city, roads, infrastructure?

LAWYERS.

Lawyers have ruined the USA with harassing lawsuits designed to line their pockets. Remember the Superfund from years ago? Where did the majority of the money go to clean toxic sites? Lawyers fees.

Lawyers produce nothing in society, their living is summed up best as ‘human leaches’.


44 posted on 02/07/2011 5:26:21 PM PST by WaterBoard ("PBR Street Gang this is Almighty, over..")
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To: dragnet2

“We capitalist you yankee lazy dog. You go shop now....American farmer fat and lazy....Buy some China yum yum...Take home and eat. You go now”
_____________________________________________________________________________

Now that there post is fuuuuuuny... and I don’t care who you are. LMAO.


45 posted on 02/07/2011 5:27:12 PM PST by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: Revolting cat!

She looks like a chopstick with legs....If that’s your girl friend, please feed her.


46 posted on 02/07/2011 5:27:42 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: righttackle44

You are missing the point.

The problem is not Freepers allegedly “whining” and being “crybabies, it is the socialist, politically correct, non-judgmental culture that has overtaken America. And BTW, what is with deploying such inflammatory terminology here on FR? If you are a conservative, these are your allies, being that these for the most part, are among the most self-reliant, conscientious and productive of Americans.

I run my own productive business and do well for myself and my employees, but that does only so much to address the institutional and psychological pathology that has beset us as a nation.

I’m already doing my part, but I will continue to complain about what ails us.


47 posted on 02/07/2011 5:29:13 PM PST by EyeGuy (Gimme Shelter)
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To: nascarnation


astounding given the relatively short time frame

It is astounding.
But then you have to consider the Chicoms can just about confiscate land
and compel labor.
(This has been shown in a documentary I saw on PBS in which some
laborers through a revolt over their treatment.)


48 posted on 02/07/2011 5:29:40 PM PST by VOA
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To: Rockitz

Is Raffles hotel still there?
I was told it has one of the finest curry buffets
on Saturday.

There is no such thing as religion when talking about...
good curry.


49 posted on 02/07/2011 5:31:42 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Revolting cat!

“Well, Long Tall Suli, she built for speed
“She got ev’rything that Papa John need
“Oh, baby...yeah, baby...
“Ooh, baby, havin’ me some fun tonight!”

50 posted on 02/07/2011 5:32:26 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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