Friday, January 8, 2010

Beijing Financial Street - JinRong Jie


Above: The People's Bank of China, PBoC. When Chinese level of income increases, the traditional humbleness disappears. Photo gallery below.


Beijing Financial Street - JinRong Jie
PICTORIAL - SHOWING POWER IN FUNKY WAY

They say that foreign investments to China are now over $400 million per day. Everyone wants to join, dangers are known but not understood. Guidance is needed.

BEIJINGERS say that China's Wall Street is The Financial Street here in Beijing. I went for a closer look. It's located at crossing of Ring-2 and the main avenue ChangAn, 10 minutes drive towards west from TianAnMen Square.

Financial Street area is not small, my photo scouting there took four hours.

Chinese name for the Financial Street is JinRongJie, literally Gold Melting Street. There are headquarters and branch offices of major Chinese banks and power companies (major oil and telecom HQs are in Ring-2 east).

A few times guards with hats or helmets interrupted me: No photos! I explained my pictures will not include people, only buildings, for Internet. Guards replied hao le, ok. All was more friendly than serious.

Look at these pictures, not from the West. At JinRong Jie I felt level of modernity was impressive. But since there was not much linkage to Chinese culture, everything somehow conflicted with surrounding Beijing reality. These buildings were competing to show power in their own funky way. Humbleness lost with growing incomes.


-- BeijingMan

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Above-1: Beijing Financial Street area on the left of Ring-2


Above-2: The People's Bank of China, PBoC, China's central bank


Above-3: The People's Bank of China, PBoC


Above-4: China Construction Bank, CCB


Above-5: China Construction Bank, CCB


Above-6: China Construction Bank, CCB


Above-7: CITIC Industrial Bank, CITIC


Above-8: CITIC Industrial Bank in the middle


Above-9: China Telecom


Above-10: Bank of Communications BOCOM


Above-11: Bank of Communications BOCOM


Above-12: Bank of Communications BOCOM and Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, SPDB


Above-13: Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, SPDB


Above-14: Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, SPDB


Above-15: Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, SPDB


Above-16: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, ICBC


Above-17: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, ICBC


Above-18: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, ICBC


Above-19: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, ICBC, Funei Sub-Branch, ICBC


Above-20: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, ICBC, Funei Sub-Branch, ICBC


Above-21: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, ICBC, Funei Sub-Branch, ICBC


Above-22: Agricultural Bank of China beside Parkson


Above-23: Beijing China Merchants International Financial Center


Above-24: Beijing China Merchants International Financial Center


Above-25: Beijing China Merchants International Financial Center


Above-26: Shenzhen Development Bank is part of this building


Above-27: Shenzhen Development Bank is part of this building


Above-28: Bank of China, BoC


Above-29: China Minsheng Banking Corp. Ltd, CMBC


Above-30: Beijing Financial Street.


Above-31: Beijing Financial Street.


Above-32: Beijing Financial Street.


Above-33: Beijing Financial Street.


Above-34: Beijing Financial Street.


Above-35: Beijing Financial Street.


Above-36: Beijing Financial Street.


Above-37: Beijing Financial Street.


Above-38: Beijing Financial Street. Parkson department store. About 15-20 years old. Recently a new and not-small JinRongJie Shopping was opened nearby.


Above-39: Beijing Financial Street. JinRongJie Shopping.


Above-40: Beijing Financial Street. JinRongJie Shopping, also known as Seasons Place. I had ok lunch, then ok double espresso at cafe on a bridge. There was not many customers but a lot of service personnel. It may take time until customers learn about this place and until the shop mix and price levels are matched to the market.


Above-41: Beijing Financial Street. JinRongJie Shopping.


Above-42: Beijing Financial Street. JinRongJie Shopping.


Above-43: Beijing Financial Street. JinRongJie Shopping.


Above-44: Beijing Financial Street. JinRongJie Shopping.


Above-45: Beijing Financial Street. JinRongJie Shopping.


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