Two major Chinese construction projects started: Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Computer generated view of world's 3rd tallest building. Unlike No. 1, No. 2, also in China, is already profitable. Breaking ground now an scheduled to be completed in 2014, the multifunctional Chinese skyscraper will have: five-star hotel, Grade-A offices, luxury apartments and upscale retail outlets. The 800-meter Burj Dubai Tower is No.1 and 632-meter Shanghai Center Tower is No.2. The project, with a gross floor area of three million square meters, is located in the Bingjiang business district of Wuhan city. The investment is estimated to exceed 30 billion yuan ($4.5 billion), said the developer, Shanghai-based Greenland Group. From: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-12/09/content_11676988.htm, which failed to tell its height! ------------------------ "Construction of a high-speed rail connecting Yunnan's capital Kunming city and Myanmar's largest city will begin in two months... Besides, Thailand also expects to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese counterparts on the high-speed rail link between the two countries early next year, Warawudh Chuwiruch, a Thai embassy official, said on Dec 8 at the East Asia Business Forum. "China will provide the construction with technology and financing. The Chinese side will decide which enterprise will participate in the construction", Warawudh told the newspaper. ..." From: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/bizchina/2010-12/09/content_11679289.htm Billy T comment: In both cases and with other countries yet to sign for China's grand plan*, China supplies financing and the world's most advance high speed rail technology to get payment in raw materials and energy for many years (probably at least 20, but details not told). * "Grand plain" is high speed rail links across China and then thru many countries of mid east on to Moscow and Western Europe. See map of its preliminary routes at: http://www.sciforums.com/showpost.php?p=2636702&postcount=324 Nice to be able to plan 50 years into the future instead of just thru the next election.