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Noted In Passing: Shit’s Not Tight In China Either.

Bribe money fail.

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  • Dan August 30, 2021, 8:00 PM

    China, like the USSR, and the Democrat party, is not as stable as we are lead to believe.

  • David August 30, 2021, 9:19 PM

    Looking at the background, what a horrible place to live.

  • Dirk August 30, 2021, 10:07 PM

    Looks like 9/11 target practice!!!!.


  • Dan Patterson August 31, 2021, 3:39 AM

    The empty shell of chynna is just that, despite the “6,000 years of civilization”.

  • revbrogenerik August 31, 2021, 6:34 AM

    Tofu concrete makes tempeh buildings. Who wants to go set some additional charges in the ones not completely flat? Anybody?

  • azlibertarian August 31, 2021, 9:57 AM

    As a long-term question, I’m not terribly concerned about China. That said, I respect China because they are an 800 pound gorilla. But I think the gorilla is sick.

    I recommend a 4-part YouTube series (each about 20 minutes long) from PolyMatter on China. Part 1 discusses the demographic collapse they’re about to undergo; Part 2 is about their housing crisis (which is highlighted by the video our host has given us here); Part 3 highlights the serious water problems in China; and Part 4 is about their national sense of insecurity. You can find it all here: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=polymatter+china

    Regarding their problems with water, China’s southern half gets way too much water and floods all the time. The northern half is too arid. Their solution is to launch an enormous project to pump the southern water to the north. However, their South-North Water Transfer Project is failing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7JqkBDgOSw Not only is the Project failing to meet it’s goals, but when you remove water from a river, at the place where the river finally meets the sea, the sea will encroach into areas previously fed by fresh water.

    As the world is moving it’s manufacturing away from China, Xi is moving the Chinese economy away from the semi-capitalist model of the past couple of decades and re-instituting their centrally planned economy.

  • PubliusII August 31, 2021, 4:31 PM

    Couldn’t help wondering what sort of dust the demolotions dumped into the air? Inhaling concrete dust is a very bad idea, even setting aside the notion of substances such as asbestos used as fireproofing. (Oh, OK, China never uses asbestos any more, you say? Good. Glad that’s clear.)

    And the aerial imagery shows that the destroyed buildings were just part of a forest of the damn things. Well, it’s China’s problem.

  • ed in texas September 1, 2021, 8:16 AM

    I note that one of the buildings leans, but is still standing when it’s over. Oops.
    Assuming it’s all bare concrete (big assumption), the dust is generally lime dust from limestone and silica from the sand. Neither is good to breath. Highly abrasive.
    I’ve seen a study that said the amount of limestone cooked to make cement for concrete in California releases more CO2 than all the motor vehicles in the state.

  • gwbnyc September 1, 2021, 8:59 AM

    “Commies and Concrete”/PJ O’Rourke