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Old 07-31-2012, 01:14 AM
 
Location: southern california
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bek we send them lots of money.
the government and the private sector are not separate like here.
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Old 08-04-2012, 03:21 PM
 
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They are good at business and get a lot of investment from locals and Chinese overseas. I applaud their ability to really turn that country around after 50 years of Communism.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:03 PM
 
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Wrong.

China has a lot of large cities, but you're extremely off-base comparing Chinese metro area populations with US city populations. Metro NYC has 20+ million and metro Chicago has over 9 million. There's no need to be deceptive to prove your point.
Ok, I now realize I was not supposed to compare the population size of Chinese cities compared to American cities. That is especially because the statistics and information for the population of Chinese cities is more elusive, controversial, and with plenty of substantial recent changes.

I also should have focused more on metropolitan area population and not just city limits.

However, I was not wrong or deceptive. A lot of what I said earlier for everything else is still very accurate for the modern condition of China that I am going to quote/cite below this.

Try to focus on everything else you agree with/have similar opinions for, and not obsess over what you did not agree with:

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The GDP’s of the top 8 Chinese cities is still with a wealthy high amount of money and compatible for a lot of investment and development.

The GDP’s in Chinese cities is easily catching up with USA cities.

After the USA, China has the second biggest and wealthiest economy in the world based on size, although that is very bias to countries population and geographic size. A lot of other countries do better per capita and for percentage of people in those countries having high income, and middle class income with lower poverty rates compared to USA and China.

For China, building high-rises is cheaper and with less bureaucracy hindering it compared to the USA, making it easier for all of that to be built.

China also has more demand for those buildings being created than the USA. The USA has more available land and a lower population than China relative to the population it has to sustain.

In the USA, there is a lot of people that prefer lower density and owning a house with more space, and that does not appear to be as popular in China yet.

China still has a phenomenal amount of big cities and metropolises. There is no other country with as many huge cities.

A lot of people from outside China don’t know most of China’s heavily populated cities. Those people probably know around 3 to 5 big cities total, but China has a lot more than that amount such as at least 27 total.

Most of China’s heavily populated major cities are: Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Chongqing, Chengdu, Tianjin, Hong Kong, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Shenyang, Harbin, Xi’an, Qingdao, Dalian, Hefei, Kunming, Zhengzhou, Urumqi, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Changsa, Tangshan, Jinan, Nanchang etc.

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Old 10-17-2012, 07:12 PM
 
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People in China (rich or poor) prefer urban and city life as compared to USA where suburban life and long commute is preferred. Also in US, lot of money is spent in wars while china prefers to build infrastructure like bridges, high speed rail etc.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:18 PM
 
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Fitz......no 30 year old professionals in large cities make 200K USD in China. People's salary's in big cities range from 500 USD to around 2K USD.

The major reason why Chinese cities are so developed with beautiful sky lines are because of local governments borrowing money to prop up their local economy. Secondly, Its a 1 party government system so there is no red tape or voting on building projects.

Plus there are no unions in China, which makes projects move and are completed much much faster than in the U.S. or Europe.
who told you that there are no unions in China. Walmart stores in china have labor union.
First Wal-Mart Union Begins In China

All-China Federation of Trade Unions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There are 134 million Union members in 1,713,000 primary trade union organizations.
What logic makes you think that there are no unions in China???
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:46 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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How does the US afford to have so many sprawling single family home developments that require huge amounts of land, resources, infrastructure and upkeep?
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