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zhejiang village

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That's a 高级别墅区。It's houses for the rich people from the cities. We're talking about farmers here, not people who live in small towns.

Look at this website:

http://www.economist.com/world/a ... fm?story_id=3845206

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Post time 2006-5-9 15:00:17 |Display all floors

It's houses for the rich people from the cities?

All these brand-new villas are owned and dwelt by China's well-off farmers in China's coastal provinces. And gladly to tell you all, my younger sister, in rural Anhui Province, has just built a similar house too. It has tap water,  and equipped with 2 air-conditioners, a refrigerator, 1 big-screen tv and a small one in bedroom.

Visiting her a few months ago, I can enjoy the same luxury there as in Beijing.

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Post time 2006-5-9 15:49:50 |Display all floors
Yeah, but those houses come at two millions, at least. They are for city people or rich rural people. There are plenty of such houses on outskirts of the cities, especially in Shanghai. There are acres of such residencies outside Hangzhou, too, all built at record speed.
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Post time 2006-5-9 15:58:13 |Display all floors

yes, all built at record speed

and that's called China's Speed, what I said that China's urban and rural landscapes are changing fast.


Here I would like to insert some expressways that link china's rural regions.

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Post time 2006-5-9 16:09:59 |Display all floors
Expressways are being built all the time, even all the way up to sparsely inhabitated Tibet. It is expensive, but it will pay off in the future. Infrastructure is the key to everything.
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