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Post time 2010-12-16 22:42:52 |Display all floors
Originally posted by timbatu at 2010-12-16 22:32


China use to have companies arrange employee living sections in the backyard of the office building.  


Such accomodation as e.g. Foxconn still provides for it's workers.
But maybe not everyone still wants that.
And maybe not all Chinese work at the assembly line.

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Post time 2010-12-16 22:45:58 |Display all floors
Originally posted by WHITEPRlDE at 2010-12-16 22:42
Such accomodation as e.g. Foxconn still provides for it's workers.
But maybe not everyone still wants that.
And maybe not all Chinese work at the assembly line.


In the 70's to 80's, all large companies, including colleges and computer firms, had housing sections near the office buildings.

The time, money, energy wasted on daily transportation are extremely expensive. It is money better spent on somewhere  else.

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Post time 2010-12-16 23:00:24 |Display all floors
there have been a lot of things different in the 70s to 80s.
Nowadays food supply is secured.
You think Heavenly Kingdom should return to the former situation?

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Post time 2010-12-16 23:03:10 |Display all floors
Originally posted by WHITEPRlDE at 2010-12-16 23:00
there have been a lot of things different in the 70s to 80s.
Nowadays food supply is secured.
You think Heavenly Kingdom should return to the former situation?
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May I beat a dead horse one more time? My points:

The idea of using private cars for work is very bad. The idea of living far away from work is also very bad. Both caused timed congestion and waste time, money and energy. The time, money, energy wasted on daily transportation in private cars are extremely expensive.

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Post time 2010-12-16 23:15:00 |Display all floors
Originally posted by timbatu at 2010-12-16 23:03
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May I beat a dead horse one more time? My points:

The idea of using private cars for work is very bad. The idea of living far away from work is also very bad. Both caused timed congestion a ...


That depends on the individual preferences.
If the transaction cost's + other reasons to live close to work do not exceed the total costs ( in terms of benefits not to do) people will not move there.

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Post time 2010-12-17 02:02:41 |Display all floors
Originally posted by WHITEPRlDE at 2010-12-16 23:15
That depends on the individual preferences.
If the transaction cost's + other reasons to live close to work do not exceed the total costs ( in terms of benefits not to do) people will not move ...


These are where the Chinese government has advantage to realize:

1. The office buildings does NOT need to be built in downtown area. Because it is too congested. The office buildings should be distributed into the country. Each company compound could be designed after a "Mormon compound" type of village from Utah.

2. The government can use all kinds of innovative methods to make people choose the close-to-office housing. This also helps to reduce pollution and reduce CO2 emission. It is over all better living.

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Post time 2010-12-17 03:46:46 |Display all floors

What are Beijing's public transport like?

I have heard contradicting descriptions of what Beijing's public transport are like. A Beijinger said to me that it only cost 0.5 yuan to ride everywhere on a bus in Beijing, and that boarding buses are easy.

Please give a detailed description.

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