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China opened the longest sea-crossing bridge

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Chinese president Xi Jinping has officially opened the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge, a 34-mile-long structure linking mainland China to the semi-autonomous territories of Hong Kong and Macau.

The project cost about £15.3 billion, and took just over nine years to complete, forming “a key element of China's plan for a Greater Bay Area covering 56,500 square kilometres [21,800 square miles] of southern China”, CNN reports. Beijing sees the area as a potential home-grown rival to Silicon Valley. http://www.theweek.co.uk/97275/china-opens-world-s-longest-sea-crossing-bridge
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China just opened the world's longest sea-crossing bridge, a 34-mile, $20-billion-project that's been in the works for almost nine years
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What are your views on the matter?
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I don't trust anything made by Chinese
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I don't know about anyone else, but I would still take the Hydrofoil to Macau, haha... seriously. no driving on that bridge. the water taxi was great... relaxing, clean, pleasant little ride.
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Trump's building the wall while China's building the bridge
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African government uses more than $20 billion to construct 3 kilometer road talkless of bridge. Africa is suffering because of some greedy few. God bless China for this type of innovation but please China stop making Africa your dumping place and stop inflating Africa with your so-called loans which may put us in great bondage. Our leaders have nothing to show for the borrowed loans and we are hurting by it.
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We should use taxpayer money to reconstruct the road and build new bridge instead of wasting for nonsense thing come on.
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Such amazing job happened a century ago. Jeme Tien-Yo managed to build a railway line in the mountainous area near Peking while lots of European engineers was only saying it was impossible and laughing at this amazing engineer during the construction. A century later stupidity and unreasonable bias still exist in the mind of some westerners. What a pity!
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Apparently the guy who should have inspected the concrete for quality said he was too lazy to do so . Who knows how fast it will fall.
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