Wednesday, September 26, 2012

China Buzz

China Buzz

China to top the world with 1,318 skyscrapers by 2022

Posted: 24 Sep 2012 06:45 PM PDT

China to top the word with 1,318 skyscrapers by 2022

By 2022, China will have more skyscrapers than any other country in the world, according to a report released by MotianCity, a research organization in China focusing on skyscrapers.

The United States currently has 533 skyscrapers (standing over 152 meters tall), outnumbering China’s 470 on the mainland.

But in the next five years, China will surpass the US, with 802 such buildings on the mainland.

And in 10 years from now, the number of skyscrapers on the mainland will reach 1,318, compared to 563 in the US.

Analysts have mixed views on the skyscraper construction boom and its likely effect on the country’s future economy, according to

The boom is expected to generate a total investment of more than 1.7 trillion yuan (US$269 billion) but might be a ‘bubble’ that could pose a threat.

Tourists dress as Japanese to apologize in central China

Posted: 24 Sep 2012 05:17 PM PDT

Three tourists dress as Japanese to apologize in central China

On September 23, in a scenic area of Lushan County, Henan province, three tourists dressed themselves as Japanese to kneel down before the Spring Temple Buddha to offer an apology, and held up a placard that reads “Diaoyu Islands belong to China.”

It was learned, the three tourists are devout Buddhists from Zhengzhou city, Henan province.

They said they hoped to arouse more Chinese people’s attention on Diaoyu Islands through this “performance art“.

China’s first aircraft carrier enters into service

Posted: 24 Sep 2012 01:37 PM PDT

China's first aircraft carrier enters into service

China’s first aircraft carrier has been handed over to Chinese Navy to enter into service, amid escalating tensions over Diaoyu Islands.

The giant vessel, remodeled from Soviet-era carrier Varyag, was given a new name as “Liaoning”, in honor of China’s northeastern province where it was re-constructed.

After numerous sea voyages and trainings, Chinese navy took delivery of the first aircraft carrier on Sunday.

It was reported, the carrier is used as a training platform while China builds its own aircraft carriers.

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