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China plans $1.3billion knockoff of world's tallest building

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China plans $1.3billion knockoff of world's tallest building

Post by Kunold » January 8th, 2011, 12:55 am





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Post by Think Different » January 8th, 2011, 1:28 am

A "7-star hotel"? What's with the 7 stars? Is that sorta like having "11" on your amplifier (OK, I'm dating myself there...)

One of the ways that the Chinese are kicking the West's @$$ is due to the fact that they spend nothing on R&D, while we in the West do. They just copy everything the West does and figure out a way to sell it cheaper. When there are no R&D costs added in, they can sell everything cheaper. In Italy the streets are full of Chinese vendors selling knock-offs of Gucci, Armani, etc., etc. and it's not always bad stuff, but it costs a fraction of the brand name stuff.

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Post by Kunold » January 8th, 2011, 2:51 am

I just don't understand why the Chinese feel like they must have the tallest buildings, the fastest trains and fastest computers..........................

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/new ... 065117.cms

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Post by Think Different » January 8th, 2011, 2:56 am

Developing nations need to feel "recognized" and this is how they do it. Look! I have a big dick, too! Now I can be one of the big boys!

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Post by Kunold » January 8th, 2011, 3:08 am

RedDog the Dubai tower shares a similar origin no doubt anyways Americans don't seem to keen on skyscrapers since 911 http://www.riskworld.com/pressrel/2001/ ... 01a012.htm

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthrea ... &t=1239721

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Post by adam917 » March 23rd, 2011, 9:06 am

Kunold wrote:I just don't understand why the Chinese feel like they must have the tallest buildings, the fastest trains and fastest computers..........................

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/new ... 065117.cms
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