China’s Economy Grows By 65.5% in Past Five Years

 China’s Economy Grows By 65.5% in Past Five Years

China’s economy grew by 65.5 percent over the past five years, or an average annual increase of 10.6 percent, to become the world’s fourth largest economy, Premier Wen Jiabao said at the annual parliament session on Wednesday.

He said the country’s gross domestic product reached 24.66 trillion yuan (US$3.425 trillion) last year, while total government revenue reached 5.13 trillion yuan (US$712 billion), a 171 percent rise in five years.

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China’s New Eco-City: Dongtan

China’s New Eco-City: Dongtan

Peter Head of the British design firm Arup. Head leads the 100-person team
behind the green city of Dongtan, set to be completed by 2050.

Dongtan is a new city planned for the island of Chongming, near Shanghai. The city should be open, with accommodation for 50,000, by the time the Expo 2010 opens in Shanghai. By 2040, the city is slated to be one-third the size of Manhattan. Dongtan is the first of up to four slated “eco-cities” to be designed and built in China by Arup, a British company. (Pics and Video after the jump)

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Sex Product Show Spices Up Shanghai

 

Sex products always attract an interesting crowd

It would seem a fair bet that the world’s most populous nation would also be the most sexually active. But despite prolific reproduction, recent history has given China the image of a country where sex is taboo.  However, sex is no longer a taboo in China and Shanghai’s third ADCEXPO adult toy and sexual health exhibition is destined to change the image.
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