On the BBS: luxurious government buildings – Lyn Jeffery

 Photos Uncategorized Taian Govt Bldg

From The Virtual China Blog:

“Have you ever seen such a fancy government building? Seeing the broad, stylish square in front of the Tai’An Municipal Government [in Shandong province], who would still dare to say that we Chinese are poor?!”

An example of what’s driving the Chinese economy: massive real estate projects intended to project power, respect, and wealth. Apparently also a topic of some interest to Chinese BBS readers, nearly 200,000 of whom have read this thread posted on the Netease BBS on September 18. [Full Text]

See a related post “Photo series: The most extravagant district government in the world (Update)” from May.

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