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Post time 2019-9-29 14:40:40 |Display all floors

Aerial photo taken on Dec. 16. 2018 shows night view of Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge after renovation in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province. (Xinhua)

Over the past 70 years since the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the Chinese people have given rise to numerous miracles by means of conquering technological difficulties.

From lagging behind other countries in transportation facilities, to owning the world’s longest high-speed railway mileage and expressway mileage, China’s road construction has achieved leapfrog development.

From independently designing and building the first super-large bridge-Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, to constructing the world's longest cross-sea bridge-Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, China’s bridge construction has become a name card of the country.

From lunar probing to underwater exploration, China has turned ambition into reality, creating a development miracle unseen in human history.

Why could China complete so many super engineering projects in only several decades? The achievements are inseparable from the leadership of the Communist Party of China and the advantages of the socialist system.

To build the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, the country spent 287 million yuan, while the gross output value of industry and agriculture in China back then was only 140 billion yuan.

Almost all bridge experts across the country were called together to design the bridge, and 7,000 to 10,000 builders were employed to construct the bridge from both the northern and southern banks of the Yangtze River.

Long Qipu, an engineer who took part in the construction of the bridge, recalled that they had conquered many difficulties including a lack of money, material, and technology, moving the project forward with full energy.

The reason why the country is able to undertake and finish major engineering projects is that it is able to concentrate all national efforts on big issues.

The south-to-north water diversion project, the largest of this kind in the world, is an example of how the country effectively executes plans with concerted efforts.

To guarantee that the project could proceed smoothly, about 380,000 people were relocated and 500,000 residents were re-employed, as the project goes through 100 counties in 7 provinces and cities.

The Party organizations and governments at all levels mobilized grassroots level cadres to communize with all impacted residents so as to make sure they were willing to be relocated.

The resettlement was completed within two years, a miracle in inhabitant relocation in the world, said a research fellow, who added that such efficiency is a valuable asset in the south-to-north water diversion project.

Innovation and craftsmanship have motivated China to build its own systems. What’s special about mega engineering projects? It’s not only just about the size and the capacity, but also about technological innovation and standards set by China.

China has seven of the world’s super-large ports in terms of the handling capacity. The Yangshan deep-water port in Shanghai is one of them. The 4th-phase port project, the world’s largest automated port, is equipped with 16 travelling cranes, 88 rail-mounted gantry cranes, and 80 automated guided vehicles.

The facilities empowered the port to finish loading and unloading of containers and horizontal transportation. It’s worth mentioning that all the systems for the phase-4 port were independently developed by Chinese enterprises.

These super projects, which manifest China’s accuracy, length, height and speed, cheer up the Chinese people and amaze the world. (People's Daily Online)

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Post time 2019-9-29 18:07:24 |Display all floors

China will achieve more and surmount great heights as time goes by!
Reason is all these projects are built to meet needs of her population!
Unlike G7 members, China cannot afford to risk any limited precious resources. More than thorough analyis will be done with extreme caution so as to achieve the most maximum benefits with the lowest risks will ensure her mega projects success and set an example to the world!

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Post time 2019-9-30 11:55:34 |Display all floors
GhostBuster Post time: 2019-9-29 18:07
China will achieve more and surmount great heights as time goes by!
Reason is all these ...

"China cannot afford to risk any limited precious resources."

How does that work with all of the leftover bicycles ?

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Post time 2019-9-30 12:50:05 |Display all floors
Newtown Post time: 2019-9-30 11:55
"China cannot afford to risk any limited precious resources."

How does that work with all of the  ...

The bike-sharing schemes also hit a snag overseas where many bikes are improperly parked.  Some are left in the middle of pathways, others are kept in private property and many are spotted without their seats.

In Austin and the Netherlands, some nasty riders have reportedly dumped the bikes in the nearest river.  In a South-East Asian country, bikes have been reportedly dumped in a cemetery by playful riders.  Some people claimed to have seen the bikes moving around by themselves in the graveyard at night.  If you have the guts, you can keep some of them for your personal use.  I don't think the company will ask you to pay for the "haunted" bikes, but will thank you for helping to clear up the garbage instead.
Donald Trump's infamous Hitler-style rabble-rousing chants:  "Lock her up!  Lock her up!"

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Post time 2019-10-3 16:25:58 |Display all floors
The bike sharing idea was well meaning, but it was rushed out to the market place without fully appreciate d the problems.Without the infrastructures implementation, such as cycle lanes in cities, bike "stations", and user responsibily inforcement terms, it was bound to be a failed venture. Human selfish nature saw to that.

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Post time 2019-10-3 16:43:35 |Display all floors
China's dam building projects is hated by the West, for reasons I am still scratching my head, and ask "why?"
China's dam construction master plan is my modest opinion has yield the greatest social benefit to the Chinese population. It has provided free clean electricity to the people, and it has control China's deadly flooding past.

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Post time 2019-10-4 07:53:50 |Display all floors
Kbay Post time: 2019-10-3 16:43
China's dam building projects is hated by the West, for reasons I am still scratching my head, and a ...

One reason that such projects could be despised by local people is the way that many thousands are forced off their land and relocated to places far distant from where they and their ancestors have lived.

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