China...What The Heck Is Their Government Up To?

@Maggiepie (7821)
United States
February 7, 2011 8:09pm CST
I've no idea what category in which this topic belongs, but here goes. China is acting really weird, & if you go to http://patriotupdate.com/2826/2826 you'll get an understanding of what I mean. Lately, they've just been acting...well...peculiar. If you have knowledge of, or theories about, what this news item means, please feel free to share! Odd. [I]Very[/i] odd. Maggiepie "It is the absolute right of the state to supervise the formation of public opinion." ~ Joseph Goebbels, infamous Nazi
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@Hatley (164524)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Feb 11
hi maggiepie I think perhaps they are thinking of a glob al war and they want bolt holes to flee from which is a b it silly as if there were a third world war and atomic weapons were used there would probably be f ew people left to flee anywhere.I do hopw I am just guessing and am not actually rightlol lol.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
8 Feb 11
With Communists, anything is possible, but in this case, I don't think that's their plan. The Chinese are a very practical people, & I'm pretty sure these empty "cities" wouldn't withstand nukes. I'm equally certain our government knows exactly where these places are, & are surveilling them even now, by satellite. But I'm open to all speculation, here! Maggiepie “The penalty good men pay for not being interested in politics, is to be governed by men worse than themselves.” ~ Plato, 350 B.C.
@laglen (19782)
• United States
8 Feb 11
Maggie, To be perfectly honest, I have no idea. that is very strange indeed. I cant even come up with a decent conspiracy theory.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
8 Feb 11
Well, Damned (above) believes he has the answer, but as you can see by my reply, I'm not sure it's true. Go peek at his link, & see what you think. Maggiepie "Depending upon politicians to uncover corruption is like asking a burglar to guard your family treasure." ~ Evan Hunter (Mylotter)
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
8 Feb 11
That could be an explanation and as mentioned in another post, China is good at biding their time.
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@damned_dle (3944)
• Philippines
8 Feb 11
Here is the answer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h7V3Twb-Qk Something to do with GDP. They said the buildings there have owners, but they are treating it as investments.
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
8 Feb 11
Well, that's certainly a possibility, but...if their media are as bad as ours, then why should I trust them to know--or tell--the truth? I think I'll wait until (or IF) someone does research on it to make up my mind. Maggiepie “The penalty good men pay for not being interested in politics, is to be governed by men worse than themselves.” ~ Plato, 350 b.c.
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• China
17 Feb 11
The government is really rich and not spend the money wisely.Do u know Dalian that is a beautiful city and get a success.So after the big earthquck they have to rebuilt the city anyway most of them want to be the second Dalian.They really did a lot on making the city a better looking. Well,not any city can be Dalian.Maybe there is a reason which I don't know well,but I do know there are many part of China really need the money.
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@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
8 Feb 11
The report in that video makes some sense although I doubt that all the buildings in all those cities have owners. But in some way, it's like FDR - make work. The Chinese are very proud of their modernization. It is probably very satisfying to them to have all these modern, planned cities just ready to go, looking so much more attractive than the rather used and crowded cities in the US. However, if no one lives there, and they continue to be empty, they will start to disinegrate. It looks to me that the Chinese will go to great lengths to keep up their illusion of economic robustness.
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@GardenGerty (101599)
• United States
8 Feb 11
This is very strange. My first thought was that they were preparing to thin out some of their population centers and send people to the cities. Nope, they have fake people, so I wonder if they are trying to fool us. I notice some interesting comments following the post. I have not heard anything about this from the places I would normally hear about China.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
8 Feb 11
One interesting thing is that the Chinese people are also building cities here, in the U.S. Supposedly this is for their workers to live here & make their products that we buy, which will ultimately save them shipping costs. Again, possible, buuuut.... It just has an odd smell to it. Know what I mean? The Chinese are long-term planners. They're quite comfy with taking generations to see their plans come to fruition, whereas we're spoilt. "I want it, & I want it NOW," is the motto of the average modern American. These two worldviews are incompatible, & the Chinese are very capable of taking advantage of that. Maggiepie “The penalty good men pay for not being interested in politics, is to be governed by men worse than themselves.” ~ Plato, 350 B.C.