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A Tale of Two Buildings

 

 

The building of the police station in Zhenjiang Town, Jiangsu province commenced in 2008, and was first used as police station in September 2009. By November 2009, the local government decided that the area would be used for commercial development....so the compound was demolished.

The scandal was exposed by Chinese bloggers and resulted in wide criticism by Chinese internet users. Photos of the luxurious compound were spread on many website and blogs, and also, photos of some schools in the area, contrasting the two buildings and communist priorities.

 

Zhenjiang schoolchildren in their classroom. (screenshot)

Zhenjiang school children entering the school. (screenshot).

The red characters say Zhenjiang Police Station (screenshot)

The luxurious compund being demolished after 2 months of use. (screenshot)

 

 

U.S. Embassy in Beijing Stocks Up on Air Purifiers PDF Print E-mail
Global Stage
China Uncensored   

The hazardous air quality in Beijing has been well publicized in recent years, when levels of fine particulate matter have at times reached 40 times the recommended exposure limit set by the World Health Organization.

The United States Embassy in Beijing has long monitored air pollution in the city, much to the chagrin of the communist regime, and it has realized that it has a duty to protect its own employees health.

The New York Times has reported that the US State Department sent a team of experts to China to evaluate employees’ homes and make recommendations on how to ensure relatively clean air quality indoors. American officials concluded they needed to place more air purifiers in frequently used residential spaces, such as bedrooms and living areas, even though new employees already get some units when they first arrive. (The embassy itself has a centralized air filtration system.)

The sales of air filters and purifiers has boomed in the last year. (See a Chinese university vice-dean's experience)

Read the full New York Times story here.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 November 2013 23:53
 

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