Originally Posted by xiahoudun
Unbelievable how much is getting build in Tianjin at the moment. I've been in Tianjin twice, the first time in 1997 and the second time in 2006. Nothing much had changed about the city in those 9 years, and it was still a dirty, provincial mediocre city, compared to Beijing or Shanghai. No serious skyscrapers back then... I am looking with great interest at all these new developments.
I'm surprised it took this long actually. Since it's basically Beijing's port , one would have expected that anything that wouldn't fly in Beijing to find an easy home in Tianjin. Considering that the major changes are in the south , one would have expected Beijing officials to start concentrating a little harder on the dongbei provinces.
Oh , PhxPavilion , no , that's not desert at all. It's basically a brownfield site. They all look like that here. Don't forget , this is China and it's been centuries since any of it was empty.