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  • Dana Garcia

    No building regs?? That’s pretty third worldy.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Its China; they have plenty of regulations. Maybe even more than we do.
      Since its Chinese people building in China, it’s cheaper to bribe the inspectors than it is to comply with the regulations.
      If the contractor is politically connected, because he bribes officials as well as inspectors, he will escape punishment too, as well as receive the contract to complete this structure, again, and others in the future.
      Because its China!

      • Dana Garcia

        Bribes?? I forgot about BRIBES!!.

        Living in the first world can make one forget about the extent of third worldy diversity,

        • David Murrell

          Sorry to disagree with you a bit here, but there is plenty of bribes passed around in first-world North America and Europe — but the corruption here centers in the media, universities and senior government.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Got ping pong egg foo yung.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU4oHdJmpvc

    • canminuteman

      Apparently London isn’t much better.

  • tom_billesley

    Didcot Power Station, Oxfordshire,
    Collapse during demolition of boiler house – 4 dead.
    The contractor withdrew from the contract.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-39045174

  • Clink9

    “There’s a level of admiration I actually have for China because their basic dictatorship is allowing them to actually turn their economy around on a dime”

    • BillyHW

      You needed to wear galoshes in that room on that day I tell you.

  • mobuyus

    They need Ontario’s mandatory “working at heights” courses.

  • Hard Little Machine

    But how does the building feel about transphobia?

    • Blacksmith

      That is the pertinent question isn’t it?

  • Brett_McS

    This could be what is called a pin house, which is built out of the cheapest material available, as high as possible, because the land is likely to be bought for apartments and the amount of compensation paid is based on the size and number of levels of the existing structure on the land.