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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:28 AM
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Cool new military hideout?
http://talkback.zdnet.com/5208-3513-0.html?forumID=1&th...

... namely from that bizarre military facility in China recently discovered using Google Earth

GE forum post:
http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showthreaded.php/Cat/0/Numbe... /

Articles with photos:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/07/19/huangyangtan_my... /
http://www.smh.com.au/news/web/chinese-xfile-excites-sp...

It's pretty weird. In the middle of the desert the Chinese People's Army built an artificial landscape, 800 x 1000 feet big (that's several football fields), complete with lakes, rivers, roads and snow-capped mountains. It's an exact 1:500 scale-model duplicate of Aksai Chin, which China has occupied since the 1962 Sino-Indian War. In Google Earth you can see a hundred or so troop carriers parked, coming, or going.

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Hav Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:32 AM
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I guess they had their reasons for trying to stop several satellites from spying on them.
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:12 AM
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2. Ancient Chinese tradition
According to legend, the first emperor was buried in the Forbidden City of a scale model of China at the time of his death. Perhaps this is where Jiang plans to be entombed?
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