Oil in China

Sunday, 8th January 2006 by

Castle Peak Power Station in Hong Kong is one of the largest coal-fired power stations in the world and these two oil tanks are clearly marked with the Hanzi characters for Oil. There's more about the plant on their website.

Black Point Power Station also has large type for Oil as well as smaller characters for Water just to the north (which are much clearer if you view the sight in Google Earth).

It's cool to see some more Hanzi large type, but I wonder why have they done this? In light of Australia's recent worries about terrorists using Google Earth to target their nuclear power plant why would China be shouting out the location of their highly flammable materials?

Thanks: Jeremy & Billy Leung