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Just thought that I would put some pictures of the various "service" vehicles that I have seen used on my recent trip. -- Mike
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Here are a few more pictures. -- Mike
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Here are a few more pictures from my drive around the city this afternoon. -- Mike.
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These were all taken while in Changzhou China. I am heading to Shanghei in the morning.

Labor here is real cheap. While they have large earth moving equipment, most of the work that I saw was done using manual labor. I watched people dig 6' x 6' x 6' footings for tower guidewires using pick axes and shovels. Then they had to redig them because they were 3' too far to the left.

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These were all taken while in Changzhou China. I am heading to Shanghei in the morning.

Labor here is real cheap. While they have large earth moving equipment, most of the work that I saw was done using manual labor. I watched people dig 6' x 6' x 6' footings for tower guidewires using pick axes and shovels. Then they had to redig them because they were 3' too far to the left.

-- Mike

Just out of curiosity, what takes you to China?
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The one in the first post looks like my trailer when we haul refrigerators!!
Makes for a shaky trip.
Hey while you are there talk those folks into buying more steel,,, Enjoyed the 200 a ton a while back!!

Be safe and dont collect anything you can't wash off!!!

Ya only go around once, best to enjoy it the first trip.
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I started the long trip home this morning. Our driver took us to Shanghai for today. We catch a flight home on Wednesday, 13 hours to Chicago. So far the worst thing that I caught was a hangover.

This is a holiday week -- May day. The hotel in Shanghai was sold out and the walking mall was shoulder to shoulder. I have never seen this many people in one place in my life. As I understand it, Shanghai is the third most populace city in the world.

I am out here for work. The company for which I work sells product with a short shelf life. The product is typically produced within a couple hundred miles of use. We are relocating a control room and adding better storm water drainage to the facility which we own over here.

The pollution over here is terrible. You can see it from the pictures. Here are a few more pictures.

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Unfortunately, the resize did not do some of the pictures justice. The first picture is a high rise where they used Bamboo for scaffolding. The second was a textile facility which I visited. We looked at a high pressure washer. It looked brand new, but the hose was dry rotted. We would not let them take it to our facility. This thing took a flatbed to carry.

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These are the last ones. -- Mike
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Interesting photos. China is on my list of "places to visit before I die". As far as pollution goes, just based on the pictures it couldn't hold a candle to India. Just as many people with not near the "cleanliness". I tried to describe it to some of my friends and the best I could come up with was "imagine the city dump and bulldoze some roads through it. now drop some shabby high-rises on the spaces that don't have garbage yet and you've pretty much got it".

I've been around a bit and that is by far the most filthy polluted place I have ever seen. When they decide to replace a building it seems they just knock it over and shove the mess out of the way enough to build the next ugly ass structure. They don't bother to cart away anything but just leave it where it falls. That appears to hold true for livestock as well.

My favorite place (and current location) is Japan by far. Some off the wall rules here for the locals (I "get away" with things because I'm just a barbarian foreigner and don't know any better) but I love it anyway. It doesn't hurt that cute is the norm for the women with the odd beastie here and there. Total opposite from back in the States.

Have a safe trip home, and watch out for that return trip jet lag. For me it always seems to be much worse than the outbound jet lag.
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