Eatup's Guide To China & The Far East (Guide * ends * on page 12)

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    #1 eatup, Jul 22, 2016
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    I'm starting this thread to post interesting stuff about China. Most of it is from another forum I'm actively browsing. But they auto-format their pictures to a fixed small size. Reposting them here in their native sizes helps me to appreciate the pics better...

    Anyways, whether anyone likes it or not, we will soon head towards a "Chinese century" where the American global hegemony will be over! It's better to go along with the flow of the times than to be left out (of some very interesting topics).

    (Btw, I have never set foot in China before, so this thread will mostly be from a "foreigner's perspective" that dug up interesting things about China...)




    Also, pls be advised that this guide will be broken up into multiple parts (of approx. 12 pages each)! Check my signature for the links...
     
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    #2 eatup, Jul 22, 2016
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    Now, before I post anything of interest, what exactly is China's relation to the rest of Asia? (a little primer for our youngest readers)

    A DNA test/study shows, the Koreans and Japanese were originally people who migrated from mainland China and mixed with the local native's blood there. Mainland China is their motherland:

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    It's also a common prevailing misconception among foreigners that the Japanese are the "smartest" Asian ethnic group. That is entirely false as shown by the following standardized IQ test results. That title belongs to the people of Hong Kong:

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    Finally, the following Wikipedia article shows, the people of Hong Kong are essentially Han Chinese, which means mainland China has the same genetic makeup "geared for Greatness" in terms of building up a (modern) civilization:

     
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    The only one of its kind in the world: American regiment flag captured by Chinese soldiers in the Korean War (where a riffle had to be shared between two Chinese soldiers) on display in a war museum in Beijing, China:

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    The artificial Spratly islands China is building in the South China Sea (by piling sand from the ocean floor onto reefs and atolls):

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    A mosaic of the artificial Spratly islands:

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    One of the smaller islands (right panel, middle top from above image):

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    Subi Reef (in the Spratly island chain):

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    Most recent photos of Subi reef

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    Subi reef: One of three large artificial islands in the South China Sea with a 10,000 feet (3km) long runway.

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    Fiery cross reef: 2nd of three largest artificial Spratly islands in the South China Sea

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    Fiery Cross reef of the Spratly islands (continued):

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    Passenger jets land on Fiery Cross reef to test its military-grade runway (in early 2016):

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    Two new flight routes (to Subi and Fiery Cross reefs) officially open this July, 2016:

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    All currently built artificial Spratly islands (even the numerous smaller ones) now have 4G coverage:

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    Mosaic of the three large Spratly island airstrips:

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    Once again, the three main Spratly island reefs:

    1. Mischief (Meiji)

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