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Archive for February 14th, 2011

China’s Hunger for Resources

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 14, 2011


China consumes 1/3 of all the world’s steel and almost 1/2 of its concrete. It is said that in 30 years, we will need another planet earth to support their needs….

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Chinese Traffic

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China at Night

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Travelling in Style in China

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china funny pictures, overloaded

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Beijing Traffic at Night

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I think I took this on the Dawanglu overpass.

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Dining With Your 1 300 000 000 Best Friends

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 14, 2011


photo from chinatoday.com

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Really All-Weather Event!
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Hard at Work!

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 14, 2011


I found this photo online.

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Buddy System in China

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china funny pictures, overloaded

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Rare Sight- Sanity at a Chinese Subway

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 14, 2011


Here is an abnormal site in a Chinese subway. People are patiently waiting to board the sub car.

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Chinese New Year is Over- Let the Chaos Begin!

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 14, 2011


The Chinese new year is drawing to a close and although all the migrant workers (non-Beijingers) have not returned, most of the professionals have. The result is that once again each subway car and elevator is packed with people, staring at one another with hate in their eyes as they wish China had about 800 000 000 fewer people. The reality is that if they had this many fewer people, they would be more like someplace like Cambodia or Laos rather than modern day China.

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