You know all those amazing Chinese skylines…
posted at 1:54 pm on October 12, 2009 by CK MacLeod
…you’re always seeing in photos illustrating blog posts and articles about the New Yellow Peril/Masters of the World? I’m referring to photos like this one (Shanghai):
Night photos are usually most impressive – if sometimes a little Blade Runner-y (say that three times fast!).
…or how about this one (Wuhan):
Ever wonder what happens inside those buildings – during working hours? I don’t know who the guy narrating the next video is, and he’s a little hard to understand in spots, but it looks like what goes on inside some of those awesome edifices is… nothing… or as reasonable a facsimile as you’ll ever find on Earth.
I guess, if you’re a China Bull, this is just anecdotal evidence……still, those are some mighty big – 70-floor, never-occupied – anecdotes.
A few years ago, such tourists wouldn’t have gotten out of China with their espionage footage, if at all – so I guess there’s been some real progress after all!
On a similar theme, this video depicts the new “world’s largest mall” – bigger even than the Mall of America. Unfortunately, it has only 12 tenants. It’s a section of a PBS documentary – you may want to skim it to get the flavor (unless you’ve got more spare time than I do).
h/t Zero Hedge commenters – under a post, “Mother of All Bubbles,” that describes how lending in China, during a season when historically the credit floodgates open, has hit a new low for the year…
cross-posted at Zombie Contentions