China 2009

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Hangzhou Bay Bridge and The China Golden Triangle (Shanghai-Hangzhou-Ningbo area):

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Professor Kostic’s 9-Day Trip with 8-Days in China and 7-Presentations: Two Invited Lectures at Famous Chinese Universities in Shanghai and Hangzhou, and Two Plenary Lectures with Three Papers at an International Conference in Ningbo (More details & Publications):

(1&2): Energy Fundamentals and Applications, and Future Outlook-(PDF) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU-短片-pdf)-Lin-wki & Zhejiang University (ZJU-短片&OR)-wki; (3&4): HMT'09 Plenary Lecture&FLUIDS'09 P.L.; (5): HWTC-(Best HMT09 Paper) at HMT'09 Conference; and (6&7): Bridge Flooding & Scouring_Papers at FLUIDS09 Conference, Ningbo (Reports-Zhejiang Wanli University), China*Energy Pyramid* WSEAS-Kostic*

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Shanghai MagLev Train

-Magnetic Levitation train

with speed of

431 km/h (268 mph)

The Hangzhou Bay Bridge is the longest trans-oceanic bridge in the World (36 km or 22 miles long; six expressway lanes in two directions), although it does not have the longest cable-stayed main span, the bridge has two main spans, with a 448 m (1,470 ft) northern span, and a 318-metre (1,043 ft) southern span. After a decade of planning and design, more than 4 years of construction, and about US$ 1.5 billion investment, the Bridge was opened to the public on May 1, 2008.

The Golden Triangle is made up of Shanghai, Hangzhou and Ningbo - the area is booming into the hottest economy zone in China. The Yangtze River Delta contributes to 21% of the national gross domestic product and have 8 percent of the total population in China.

The Golden Triangle: Shanghai-Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)-pdf-Lin-wki * Hangzhou (Welcome-Trvl-and)-Zhejiang University (ZJU)-wki * Ningbo (Trvl)-Zhejiang Wanli University (IO)

Chinese sayings:

"Be born in Suzhou, live in Hangzhou, eat in Guangzhou, die in Liuzhou." (生在苏州, 活在杭州, 吃在广州, 死在柳州) 

    The meaning here lies in the fact that Suzhou was renowned for its beautiful and highly civilized and educated citizens, Hangzhou for its scenery, Guangzhou for its food, and Liuzhou for its nanmu wood coffins which supposedly halted the decay of the body. 

"Above is Heaven, Below are Suzhou and Hangzhou." (上有天堂,下有苏杭) 

    This phrase is semantically similar to the English phrase "paradise on Earth".