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King_Ghidra
15-03-2006, 11:37:57
Nice article, and there's a documentary about it on channel 4 news tonight.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/china/story/0,,1731061,00.html

Every year, 8.5 million Chinese peasants move into cities. Most of their destinations are mere specks on western maps, if they appear at all. But their populations put them on a par with some of the world's megalopolises. Britain has five urban centres of more than a million people; China has ninety. A few - Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Nanjing - are well known around the world. The names of many others - Suqian, Suining, Xiantao, Xinghua, Liuan - are unfamiliar even to many Chinese. Nowhere is the staggering urbanisation of the world more evident than in Chongqing. Never heard of it? This is where the pace and scale of urbanisation is probably faster and bigger than anywhere in the world today. This is the Coketown of the early 21st century.

MoSe
15-03-2006, 11:57:37
are yu the bangbang man?

:lol:

Drekkus
15-03-2006, 11:58:20
I'd like to see it, but I can't get channel 4. :(

Gary
15-03-2006, 12:00:35
There are so many folk over in that part of the world that, a 'small gathering' is bigger than most cities elsewhere. For that reason, I'm not sure comparisons work in all cases.

Funko
15-03-2006, 12:12:48
Sounds like an interesting show.

Venom
15-03-2006, 13:08:38
I'm not interested in it at all.

MOBIUS
15-03-2006, 21:43:21
It was very interesting indeed!

MOBIUS
15-03-2006, 21:45:23
Scary to think we're already at 6.4 billion - I remember passing the 6 billion mark and I'm sure that wasn't very long ago at all!:eek:

Darkstar
15-03-2006, 23:12:44
We are past the 6.5 billion. That went by a few saturdays ago, according to the UN.

Immortal Wombat
16-03-2006, 00:10:19
Reminds me of this video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=9zOYU28mNO4).

Venom
16-03-2006, 01:16:22
Originally posted by Darkstar
We are past the 6.5 billion. That went by a few saturdays ago, according to the UN.

So in other words, that number is way wrong.

Funko
16-03-2006, 09:21:02
We are past the 6.8 billion mark....


6.9...
7....
7.1...

Drekkus
16-03-2006, 10:20:45
Originally posted by Immortal Wombat
Reminds me of this video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=9zOYU28mNO4). My god, that's slow, and long, and painfull.

JM^3
16-03-2006, 11:01:53
I bet you hear that often.

JM

Drekkus
16-03-2006, 11:13:31
:lol: if your talking about my jokes, then yes.