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April 14th, 2006, 09:53 AM

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April 14th, 2006, 03:38 PM
What's the story on all those fancy sports cars?

April 15th, 2006, 02:18 AM
They drive too fast at the speed of about 180 km/h ,that crazy me when I sit in the hot car.

April 15th, 2006, 02:43 AM
just take a pic out of my window.

April 15th, 2006, 02:56 AM
a big bridge in a small picture

April 15th, 2006, 10:08 AM
They drive too fast at the speed of about 180 km/h ....
Do you have one of those fast cars?

April 15th, 2006, 01:08 PM
Do you have one of those fast cars?
...and why are they almost all yellow?

April 15th, 2006, 03:20 PM
Chinese Color Theory (http://www.colortheory.org/D_ColortheroryChineseColorTheory.htm)

The Symbolism of Color in Traditional Chinese Culture

Yellow, the royal color used by the emperors, represents power and authority (2). It is associated with the Earth Element, which symbolizes growth (2). The Chinese word for yellow, huang, sounds like the word for "royal," and thus was chosen thousands of years ago as the exclusive color for the imperial household (1). Under the penalty of death, no Chinese person other than the emperor was permitted to be clothed in any shade of yellow or gold (1).

Traditional Chinese buildings were not designed with the exclusive consideration of form but also with respect to the symbolism of colors (2). The application of paint served the dual purpose of protection and providing symbolic significance to the building elements (2).

Color schemes for buildings were developed from the Chunqiu era to the Ming dynasty (2). Bright colors were very popular during these early periods (2). The importance of a building was insinuated by the color scheme of the walls and roofs in the following sequence: yellow, red, green, blue, black, and gray (2). The roofs of the imperial palaces were yellow, while those of the less distinguished buildings were green (2).

April 15th, 2006, 03:36 PM
^ Interesting. The license plates are also yellow. Is that for the same reason? Every man a king...?

April 16th, 2006, 11:38 AM
jim must have go to NanJing the bridge above called NANJING CHANGJIANG BRIDGE china's first self-built bridge across the changjiang river which is the longest river in china. and about the yellow story it's true though anyway really nothing to do with the cars, just a incident.

April 16th, 2006, 12:04 PM
China sure is developing fast.

April 17th, 2006, 12:19 AM
Thanks for replying. It seems that lofter1 are very interesting at chinese traditional culture.
That isn`t NANJING Bridge,it`s wuhan Bridge wich is the firrst bridge acrossing the CHANGJIANG RIVER.
That`s the NANJING Bridge.

April 17th, 2006, 12:47 AM
Three famous towers in China.
Yellow Crane Tower, the most famous tower in China, Wuchang.
Yueyang Tower is one of the Three Great Towers south of the Yangzi .
It is said that the site was once a platform for the Wu Kingdom (222-250AD) general Lu Su to train his naval troops. The tower was first built in 716 and was subsequently rebuilt on numerous occasions. The current Qing style structure is over 20 meters (66ft) tall and was last renovated in 1983. The tower was built without the use of a single nail.

Tengwang tower is built in 653 in the Tang Dynasty,it was burnt down in 1926 and rebuilt in 1989.The song-style Tengwang Tower has a floor space of 130,000 square meters and measures 57.5 meters in height.The roofs are double caved,and the beams and columns are colorfully painted.

April 17th, 2006, 09:50 AM
sorry i made a mistake jim was right,
BTW,WUHAN BRIDGE was bulit under the help of USSR.
how do you guys feel about china , does anybody no WESTLAKE famous scene locate in HANGZHOU east of china.







April 17th, 2006, 09:11 PM
I went to west lake last year,generally speaking,it`s the most beautiful lake that I came to campaering to the EAST LAKE,TAI LAKE ,DONGTING LAKE and the others.There were many place of interests there,people were very friendly and the food was delicious.

April 18th, 2006, 12:13 AM
jim you must be a big chinese-fans. seems you go to there everyear.

April 18th, 2006, 12:32 AM
Ahha,now ,in fact,I have been studing in a chinese college,WUHAN UNIVERSITY for two years.So,I spend my spare time to travel aroud the country.

April 18th, 2006, 09:09 AM
yup i see, so bet you are good at chinese.
what are you lreaning
why r u study in CHINA, must got a long-term plan,
chase the Golden Rush in china ha

August 4th, 2006, 06:50 PM
Chinese water torture


Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=399019&in_page_id=1770&in_a_source)
4th August 2006

Somewhere under that lot, there's a beach. This was the astonishing scene yesterday in the northern Chinese resort of Quindao as an estimated 200,000 people flocked to be beside the seaside as temperatures soared.

As they clamoured to get near the water, almost every grain of sand was covered - so packed that even a German tourist would be unable to put his towel down to claim a spot.

But summer in China is as unpredictable as here - in southern China, meanwhile, a typhoon was causing havoc.

2006 Associated Newspapers Ltd

August 4th, 2006, 07:02 PM
What that ^ beach in Quindao (aka Qingdao (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qingdao)) looks like on less sweltering days (although not necessarily less smoggy) ...