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Q: [Pronostic] Who burned the church in Ningbo?

http://images.echinacities.com/detail/9343-Hundred-Year-Old-Church-in-Ni...

 

I say realtors, so they can build some fancy high rise over there.

 

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6 years 1 week ago in  Housing - China

 
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It's possible but taking into account that Zhejiang's property market has been stagnating since the beginning of the year, would building a new high rise bring in the money realtors want? China's property market hasn't been all that rosy recently and there's talk that prices might actually dip. Perhaps it may be some arsonist as work? They recently tore down a church even when people protested by forming a human chain. So it might be just another of those acts? Who knows? 

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I kind of doubt the realtors theory.  The church itself was a huge draw.  Many young couples go there and to the surrounding "bund" area to take their wedding photos.  Going and having a quality meal and imported draft beer, eating outside, while watching the photo sessions makes for a great Sunday afternoon.  Losing the church more than likely reduces the draw, and thus reduces property values.

 

Up till now, state sponsored demolition of churches has been carried out by supposedly claiming lack of building permits, or not building to code, or other bureaucratic BS means.  Seeing how that tactic probably wouldn't work, given that the church's construction predates current said bureaucracy, perhaps other means were implemented.  Who knows, there's another prominent old church not too far from this one, surrounded by an international shopping center and hotels......wait and see.

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i doubt any old building will be standing in 50 years in china, just some lousy copies for tourists, they have no respect for history and if its bad history,its banned and not even discussed, given this attitude, tearing down everything is expected. see tibet while its still there in 50 years it will look like shanghai, very sad.
the really sad part is the new buildings look like shit after 10 years and they dont have the water supply to even wash the windows,
i took the chinese in laws to chicago and they commented on all the tall nice buildings and noticed that all of them look different, no copies, i said they would find that in every city in america, not sure they will ever understand what was right in front of their eyes.

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