Friday, 4 August 2017

DOUBLE BLESSED - Chongqing.

Chongqing From Above 2016《鸟瞰新重庆2016》

Chongqing, Wade-Giles romanization Ch’ung-ch’ing, conventional Chungking, city (shi) and provincial-level municipality (zhixiashi), southwest-central China. The leading river port, transportation hub, and commercial and industrial centre of the upper Yangtze River (Chang Jiang) basin, the city is located some 1,400 miles (2,250 km) from the sea, at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers. During the Sino-Japanese War (1937–45) it was the capital of Nationalist China. 

The city was named Chongqing (“Double-Blessed”) in 1189 under the Nan (Southern) Song dynasty (1127–1279 ce). At that time the city occupied a commanding position between the prefectures of Shunqing (centred on modern Nanchong) to the north and Shaoqing (centred on modern Pengshui) to the east. Chongqing city was under the administration of Sichuan province from 1954, but in 1997 it was separated from the province and designated a provincial-level municipality under the direct administration of the central government, the fourth one (after Beijing, Shanghai, and Tianjin) to be established. At that time the entire eastern portion of Sichuan was incorporated into the municipality, which greatly expanded Chongqing’s overall land area and population. Both the city and municipality have experienced quick development since then. In addition to Sichuan to the west, the municipality is bordered by the provinces of Shaanxi to the north, Hubei to the east, Hunan to the southeast, and Guizhou to the south. Area Chongqing municipality, 31,700 square miles (82,000 square km). Pop. (2005 est.) city, 4,776,000; (2010 prelim.) Chongqing municipality, 28,846,170. Landscape City site Chongqing municipality consists of three lobes of unequal size extending southwest, northeast and southeast. The districts of central Chongqing city occupy the southwestern lobe and are ringed by suburban districts. From there the northeastern arm spreads along the Yangtze valley.\




 The southeastern lobe, stretching southeastward from the Yangtze valley, consists of a series of hills and valleys between Hunan and Guizhou; the Wu River (another tributary of the Yangtze) runs roughly along the southwestern side of the lobe until it veers south into Guizhou. he western and southwestern portions of the municipality lie in the Sichuan Basin and consist of relatively level to hilly terrain. 

The Daba Mountains run along the northern border with Shaanxi, and in the northeast the Wu Mountains demarcate the Yangtze’s entry into Hubei, in the river’s Three Gorges region. The Fangdou Mountains occupy the eastern portion of the municipality, and in the south the Dalou Mountains extend northward from Guizhou. The central part of Chongqing city is built on and around a hilly promontory of red sandstone and shale that constitutes the southern limit of the relatively low Huaying Mountains, which reach southward from Sichuan. The promontory is bounded on the north by the Jialing River and on the east and south by the Yangtze, effectively forming a peninsula projecting between the two rivers. Other hills, some also offshoots of the Huaying, rise in the city’s outskirts and suburban districts. - MORE.. Pls Click HERE.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

MODERN CHINA TODAY and Its Solar Tech 2017


There’s nowhere else in the world quite like it. You can’t help but be blown away by the number of solar panels gleaming from almost every surface in the city. From the top of its buildings to the roof of its buses. Dezhou, China is the world’s first solar city, with 98% of its power produced by solar energy. It’s inspiration of Chinese entrepreneur Huang Ming. China Icons got the guided tour from one of his engineers Ni Weiyue. Thanks to dreaming big, being innovative and leading by example, Dezhou has replaced 600,000 tons of coal a year with green technologies and energy.



Meet Huang Ming, solar energy pioneer behind China's ambitious, record breaking Solar Valley - where 98% of energy used in the city of De Zhou, comes from solar energy. Could this be the model for future cities across the world? When Huang Ming saw the damage caused by pollution in his home town, he was devastated. That, followed by the birth of his daughter soon after, inspired him to quit his day job and dedicate his life and bank balance to solar energy research. Today, the company Huang Ming founded - Himin - has become one of the world's most successful solar energy companies. Huang Ming takes us on a personalised tour of his city and the inspiration behind his favourite buildings - the Sun and Moon Mansion and the factories topped with solar panels. He also reveals some of the research and development Himin are doing to introduce solar power into everyday items used across the world. Half of China's population now use solar energy and the country makes the most solar heaters and panels in the world. But with this adding up to just 1% of the world's energy consumption, Huang Ming believes there's so much more still to be done.




Chongqing, Chinese mega city that reminds us on Manhattan might get impressive new complex, right between the Yangtze and Jialing rivers. Architects from an international architecture firm Safdie Architects designed this huge piece of modern architecture, a mixed-use complex of skyscrapers for the point where two rivers meet.



Two central towers should be 358m (1,175ft) tall while the shorter ones should be 248m (814ft). Huge platform will connect all four towers offering space for rooftop gardens, clubs and pools.

"Located at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jailing rivers, the site for this mixed-use project is imbued with a significance that is immediately symbolic. The foremost of Chongqing’s traditional city gates (the Chaotian Gate, or “gate to heaven”), where emperors carried out the ceremonies of diplomatic greeting, it has long been a historical landmark... MORE PLS CLICK HERE.



China wants to build 100 panda-shaped solar power plants. They've already built one and have begun another. From the air, the collection of panels looks just like a cartoon panda. Each individual plant will, over a 25-year period, save 1.06 million tonnes of coal and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2.74 million tonnes.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Largest Construction Project in Asia


Singapore  officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City, and the Red Dot, is a global city and sovereign state in Southeast Asia and the world's only island city-state. It lies one degree (137 km) north of the equator, at the southernmost tip of continental Asia and peninsular Malaysia, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south. Singapore's territory consists of a diamond-shaped main island along with 62 other islets. Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23% (130 km2), and its greening policy has covered the densely populated island with tropical flora, parks and gardens.



Singapore is a global commerce, finance and transport hub. Its standings include: "easiest place to do business" (World Bank) for ten consecutive years, most "technology-ready" nation (WEF), top International-meetings city (UIA), city with "best investment potential" (BERI), 2nd-most competitive country (WEF), 3rd-largest foreign exchange centre, 3rd-largest financial centre, 3rd-largest oil refining and trading centre and one of the top two busiest container ports since the 1990s. Singapore's best known global brands include Singapore Airlines and Changi Airport, both amongst the most-awarded in their industry; SIA is also rated by Fortune surveys as Asia's "most admired company". For the past decade, it has been the only Asian country with the top AAA sovereign rating from all major credit rating agencies, including S&P, Moody's and Fitch.

 

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