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Government Office Buildings Throughout China Awe Inspiring

A Chinese government building in Tangshan.

A Chinese government building in Tangshan.

Recently, Chinese netizens on various different popular Chinese BBS internet discussion forums have begun circulating and collectively contributing to a collection of photographs taken all around China. With a name that sounds similar to the recent “Photograph and Rescue Child Beggars” campaign, the “Photograph Your Area’s Government Office Building” Chinese netizen phenomenon “exposes” the government office buildings found in various provinces, counties, cities, and towns throughout China that “cause people to stare in awe”. It is said that these photos reveal that the scale and splendor of government office buildings even in impoverished areas of China’s western interior certainly do not “lose in the slightest” to those in China’s wealthier coastal areas.

Here, we have collected the images that have been posted by netizens so far on several posts found on Mop, China.com, & KDS.

Yantai city, Shandong province:

A Chinese government building in Yantai city of Shandong province, China.

A Chinese government building in Yantai city of Shandong province, China.

Tai’an city, Shandong province:

A Chinese government building in Taian city of Shandong province, China.

Qingyang city, Gansu province:

A Chinese government building in Qingyang city of Gansu province, China.

Shanghai:

A Chinese government building in Shanghai, China.

A Chinese government building in Shanghai, China.

Bayannaoer city, Inner Mongolia:

A Chinese government building in Baiyannaoer city of Inner Mongolia, China.

A Chinese government building in Baiyannaoer city of Inner Mongolia, China.

A Chinese government building in Baiyannaoer city of Inner Mongolia, China.

Luliang city, Shanxi province:

A Chinese government building in Luliang city of Shanxi, China.

Shuozhou city, Shanxi province:

A Chinese government building in Shuozhou city of Shanxi, China.

Yuncheng city, Shanxi province:

A Chinese government building in Yuncheng city of Shanxi, China.

Chongqing:

A Chinese government building in Chongqing.

Hebi city, Henan province:

A Chinese government building in Hebi city of Henan, China.

Laiwu city, Shandong province:

A Chinese government building in Laiwu city of Shandong, China.

Linfeng city, Shanxi province:

A Chinese government building in Linfeng city of Shanxi, China.

Wenzhou city, Zhejiang province:

A Chinese government building in Wenzhou city of Zhejiang, China.

Anhui province:

A Chinese government building in Anhui, China.

Sanya city, Hainan island:

A Chinese government building in Sanya city of Hainan, China.

Tieling city, Liaoning province:

A Chinese government building in Tieling city of Liaoning, China.

Luoyang city, Henan province.

A Chinese government building in Luoyang city of Henan, China.

Xinxiang city, Henan province:

A Chinese government building in Xinxiang city of Henan, China.

A Chinese government building in Xinxiang city of Henan, China.

A Chinese government building in Xinxiang city of Henan, China.

Hukou county, Jiujiang city, Jiangxi province:

A Chinese government building in Hukou county of Jiujiang city of Jiangxi, China.

Ruichang city, Jiangxi province:

A Chinese government building in Ruichang city of Jiangxi, China.

Unknown:

A huge government office building in China.

An extravagant Chinese government office building in China.

An expansive Chinese government office building in China.

A beautiful Chinese government office building in China.

A large Chinese government office building in China.

A vast Chinese government office building in China.

A majestic Chinese government office building in China.

An opulent Chinese government office building in China.

Jiedong county, Guangdong province:

A Chinese government building in Jiedong county of Guangdong, China.

Chengdu city, Sichuan province:

A Chinese government building in Chengdu city of Sichuan, China.

A Chinese government building in Chengdu city of Sichuan, China.

A Chinese government building in Chengdu city of Sichuan, China.

A Chinese government building in Chengdu city of Sichuan, China.

Shangrao city, Jiangxi province:

A Chinese government building in Shangrao city of Jiangxi, China.

A Chinese government building in Shangrao city of Jiangxi, China.

Tanghe county, Nanyang city, Henan province:

A Chinese government building in Tanghe county of Nanyang city of Henan, China.

Guye county, Tangshan city, Hebei province:

A Chinese government building in Tangshan.

Hai’an county, Nantong city, Jiangsu province:

A Chinese government building in Hai'an county of Nantong city of Jiangsu, China.

Daqing city, Heilongjiang province:

A Chinese government building in Daqing city of Heilongjiang, China.

Wuxi city, Jiangsu province:

A Chinese government building in Wuxi city of Jiangsu, China.

A Chinese government building in Wuxi city of Jiangsu, China.

A Chinese government building in Wuxi city of Jiangsu, China.

A Chinese government building in Wuxi city of Jiangsu, China.

A Chinese government building in Wuxi city of Jiangsu, China.

Dazhou city, Sichuan province:

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A Chinese government building in Dazhou city of Sichuan, China.

Fuyang city, Anhui province:

A Chinese government building in Fuyang city of Anhui, China.

Changsha city, Hunan province:

A Chinese government building in Changsha city of Hunan, China.

A Chinese government building in Changsha city of Hunan, China.

Chaohu city, Anhui province:

A Chinese government building in Chaohu city of Anhui, China.

Unknown:

An impressive government building and park in China.

A magnificent government office building in China.

Kelamayi city, Xinjiang province:

A Chinese government building in Kelamayi city of Xinjiang, China.

A Chinese government building in Kelamayi city of Xinjiang, China.

A Chinese government building in Kelamayi city of Xinjiang, China.

A Chinese government building in Kelamayi city of Xinjiang, China.

A Chinese government building in Kelamayi city of Xinjiang, China.

Nantong city, Jiangsu province:

A Chinese government building in Nantong city of Jiangsu, China.

A Chinese government building in Nantong city of Jiangsu, China.

A Chinese government building in Nantong city of Jiangsu, China.

Yanzhou county, Jining city, Shangdong province:

A Chinese government building in Yanzhou county of Jining city of Jiangsu, China.

Shijiazhuang city, Hebei province:

A Chinese government building in Shijiazhuang city of Jining city of Hebei, China.

Anyang city, Henan province:

A Chinese government building in Anyang city of Henan, China.

Tonglin city, Anhui province:

A Chinese government building in Tonglin city of Anhui, China.

Linyi city, Shandong province:

A Chinese government building in Linyi city of Shandong, China.

Honghe city, Yunnan province:

A Chinese government building in Honghe city of Yunnan, China.

Sishui county, Shandong province:

A Chinese government building in Sishui county of Shandong, China.

Changxing county, Huzhou city, Zhejiang province:

A Chinese government building in Changxing county of Huzhou city of Zhejiang, China.

A Chinese government building in Changxing county of Huzhou city of Zhejiang, China.

A Chinese government building in Changxing county of Huzhou city of Zhejiang, China.

A Chinese government building in Changxing county of Huzhou city of Zhejiang, China.

Fuyang city, Anhui province:

A Chinese government building in Fuyang city of Anhui, China.

Loudi city, Hunan province:

A Chinese government building in Loudi city of Hunan, China.

A Chinese government building in Loudi city of Hunan, China.

A Chinese government building in Loudi city of Hunan, China.

Hongjiang city, Hunan province:

A Chinese government building in Hongjiang city of Hunan, China.

A Chinese government building in Foshan city of Guangdong, China.

A Chinese government building in Weifang city of Shandong, China.

Comments from Mop:

人在疯语中:

A common problem in the Heavenly Kingdom. If the money spend building these luxurious vanity projects were used on the parts of the population that have been forgotten or on the lives of the peasants/farmers, what would things be like [for the country] now?

雪碧超人:

Pretty good, there’s nothing inappropriate, would you rather all of them work in single-story offices so they would appear simple/modest?

zgh330356706:

Good buildings! China is truly strong and powerful.

月落之蓝:

I really don’t understand why government buildings are constructed to look like the White House [look so extravagant]? No one is going to praise you as being impressive, they will only say you are corrupt. If you’re going to construct something, first construct/fix the Project Hope schools, hospitales, and roads, and then naturally the ordinary common people will praise you. I really don’t know what these leaders are thinking. The one in our town doesn’t even have 100 workers, yet it occupies 1/3 of the entire town, the large building is the absolute best in the entire town. So disgusting.

月落之蓝:

Grass mud horse, in other countries, some of the government offices are rented, good enough if they can be used, so why fucking make them this big for? So one person can use 5 offices? Grass mud horse.

名字长不是我的错:

Ding, [the government buildings are] pretty much the same everywhere [throughout China].

win102102:

Would you be satisfied if the government’s buildings were really poor and rundown??

LoveHottie:

No matter much hardship there is going on, the leaders must not be allowed to suffer hardship. No matter how poor people are, the leaders must not suffer poverty!
Let some get rich first, then eradicate those who cannot get rich, to finally achieve common prosperity!

Motherfucking CP! (Communist Party)

欠女幽魂:

If America saw this, it’d even feel ashamed/inadequate…

九龙论剑:

Everywhere these office buildings are the best buildings in the entire city, so full of power and grandeur, that people are even afraid to get near them.

Which one do you like best?

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A Chinese government building in Fuyang city of Anhui, China.

So full of power and grandeur. Personals @ chinaSMACK.

Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.