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Post time 2018-6-30 10:01:33 |Display all floors
Every caption repeats the same mantra: "The upper combo picture shows ... in South China's Guangdong province..."... Shenzhen's... from a village to a metropolis".

No wonder people turn away from Chinese propaganda.

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Post time 2018-6-30 11:51:40 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2018-6-30 10:01
Every caption repeats the same mantra: "The upper combo picture shows ... in South China's Guangdong ...

Sounds like a sour grape!
Shenzhen's spectacular transformation from a fishing village to a world class metropolis is proof of China's rise; something many, you included,  can't accept!!

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Post time 2018-6-30 11:52:53 |Display all floors
Cecilia, you've got some captions and photos mixed up!

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Post time 2018-6-30 12:03:04 |Display all floors
pnp Post time: 2018-6-30 11:52
Cecilia, you've got some captions and photos mixed up!

Sounds like even more sour grapes, old sport. Here is a consolation prize from Radio Erevan:

Question: "Why do women work so little on their intellect and so much on their appearance?"

Answer: "Because there are many fewer blind man than stupid men around these women."

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Post time 2018-6-30 12:11:14 |Display all floors
This post was edited by pnp at 2018-6-30 12:13

Shenzhen should not rest on its laurels; there are much more to do. In particular, its ban on smoking in public is a joke!  Walk into any shopping mall toilet and you'd be greeted by the foul smell of tobacco, despite the signs proclaiming NO SMOKING!
The city government does lip sevrice to the smoking ban; occasionally it sends inpectors to a few restaurants with media cameras rolling, to fool residents into thinking it is doing a good job controlling smoking!  It is hungry for publicity of every little action it takes but in reality it ignores the larger problem of smoking in public!  There isn't even a No Smoking sign at bus stops, and commuters waiting for buses, like those in public toilets, are badly exposed to poisonous secondhand smoke!  Shame, it only carries out enforcement selectively, for publicity sake!
Traffic law violations are rampant, and often with impunity!  Pedestrians are not given right of way at zebra crossings;  motorists drive through red lights, and often against the flow of traffic too!
All the gleaming infrastructures mean nothing if its laws are not strictly enforced!
Sorry Cecilia, your thread is a one-sided attempt to glorify Shenzhen while ignoring its shortcomings!  A more balanced approach would be welcomed!

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Post time 2018-6-30 13:14:21 |Display all floors


God did find some black stains on Shenzhen in addition to sour grapes. God is inscrutable in His ways. He will praise the Earthling rulers of a Chinese village-turned-concrete desert, then come down hard on those Earthling rulers for not penalizing Earthlings that smoke at bus stops.

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Post time 2018-6-30 13:45:57 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2018-6-30 13:14
God did find some black stains on Shenzhen in addition to sour grapes. God is inscrutable in His w ...

It least I am balanced in commenting!

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