Chinese Economics Thread


I think due to China's sheer population and Asia's talent pool, China can definitely have multiple Shenzhen sized silicon valleys.

There's like 3 billion people to choose from that look just like us and can integrate very well into China.


Give China another 10 years to reach $20k GDP/capita or $40k GDP PPP/capita. Then Asia's talent will see China like a good alternative to the US.

Yeapp, thats what worries the US ... but it seems China is unstoppable
 

sinophilia

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China can’t build denser city at the moment because of zoning restriction. There is a what you may call ‘Right to Sunshine Act’ that mandates minimal 2 hours of direct sunlight a day on all Chinese residential buildings, which makes it mathematically impossible to build denser cities.
So no super NYC skyline in the future

:(
 

sndef888

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Xiongan is just half hour by fast train from Beijing and 20 minutes from new Capital airport. In a way, it will be an outer suburb of Beijing. Many government offices will move over from Beijing and I'm sure tech-parks and Universities will relocate or be established there too.
I feel like Langfang or Wuqing would have been a better location, in the middle of Beijing and Tianjin. That would create a truly enormous corridor of growth in the north from the mountains in Zhangjiakou to the coast in Tianjin.

Xiongan feels like just another satellite city with a hsr connection
 

sndef888

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I mean, Hong Kong's skyline is as good as NYC's. But if you want a skyline like NYC's, it's good for the wallpaper, not good for living standards.... The air isn't good in NYC. Imagine if they didn't create Central Park
Still, would be cool for at least 1 city to have that NYC feel. Shanghai would probably be the closest. Turn Pudong/waitan into a dense NYC style area (heck, it already has western looking buildings), while the suburbs can be transformed to look more like Tokyo instead of lame cookie cutter buildings
 

Crang

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Still, would be cool for at least 1 city to have that NYC feel. Shanghai would probably be the closest. Turn Pudong/waitan into a dense NYC style area (heck, it already has western looking buildings), while the suburbs can be transformed to look more like Tokyo instead of lame cookie cutter buildings
There's already Hong Kong. If you look at Guangzhou and Singapore, they have skyscrapers but also a lot of trees in between skyscrapers. That's best. Actually I was looking at a video of Guangzhou's downtown, and it's really green. I think that's really good
 

Tam

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There's already Hong Kong. If you look at Guangzhou and Singapore, they have skyscrapers but also a lot of trees in between skyscrapers. That's best. Actually I was looking at a video of Guangzhou's downtown, and it's really green. I think that's really good
Nanning appears to have plenty of green and parks, based on Gweilo60's videos. He also said the city has been voted the best place to retire in China.
 

cbl21

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while the suburbs can be transformed to look more like Tokyo instead of lame cookie cutter buildings
oh definitely. Having places and districts in Shanghai that look similar to Akihabara, or Shibuya, or Ginza, or Harajuku would be pretty awesome, and instantly boost Shanghai's "cool" factor and tourism appeal. Right now a lot of central Shanghai seems to be dominated by drab, uninspiring cookie-cutter blocks from the 90s, and a lot of unnecessarily-wide boulevards, even though the Bund and skyline are pretty cool. Shanghai having its own version of Shibuya Crossing and its intense complex of LED screens would be pretty amazing, or an Akihabara district for donghua culture, to be honest.

I am not aware of Shanghai having anything like this at the moment, but it would be pretty rad:
 

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