Shenzhen, China

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    There's a big exodus happening inside China. Cities are becoming crowded because the life in the rural areas is just short of absolute poverty levels. Many cities are growing at incredible speeds while others get deserted in a flash. But I don't think that shows the true drama of the chinese population...

    This exodus is not one we are accustomed to see. What is happening to many rural families is fragmentation. The father leaves to one city to get himself a job, the mother moves to another city to get herself a job. The children are left behind, usually at the care of the elderly, sometimes not even their relatives. The parents work the whole year only rarely being able to come home to visit. They send all the money they can home. though. Some villages in the countryside are missing an whole generation. Children play at home, help the grandparents in the fields or go to school. The parents... are working somewhere in China.

    A major driving force of Chinese cities population levels is the working class with established homes in the rural areas.
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    China is industrializing and that's good for American business.

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    and canada, Ubisoft has a Shangai studio set up.

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    [offtopic, but that's what GD thread were made for!] So it's not just me? I thought his profile page, threads, etc. vanished for me since he was on my ignore list before he was banned. I was lurking at work and saw he was banned, which made me realize I hadn't logged in. When I logged in, everything dissapeared! I took him off of my ignore list to see if that was why, but he's still gone. I'd shed a tear, but I hated that degenerate prick.[/offtopic]

    Excellent pictures, anonytmouse. I especially like the city's setting. A bustling sity set in rolling green hills. I'd be paradise if I could understand a goddamn word anybody said.
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