Ju Jun

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Orange County, China

Ju Jun (橘郡), also known as Orange County, China refers to a $60 million, 143-unit housing development situated about one hour north of Beijing, China, consisting entirely of expensive American-style townhouses and tract homes, decorated and furnished with American products. The Chinese developer Zhang Bo built the community to anticipate the 2008 Olympics to be held in Beijing.[1] All 143 units were sold within a month of going on sale,[2] in a phenomenon the Beijing media called "The Orange Storm."[3] Designed by architect Aram Bassenian from Newport Beach, California in Orange County, California, the Orange County development is an example of wealthy Chinese adopting the suburban American built form.[4]

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  1. ^ Anton, Mike (March 9, 2002). "Welcome to Orange County, China". latimes.com. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  2. ^ ROSENTHAL, ELISABETH (February 3, 2003). "North of Beijing, California Dreams Come True". nytimes.com. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  3. ^ PURE. "PURE published at Building China". Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Shieh, Evan. "Made In China". Retrieved 2 April 2014. 

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Coordinates: 40°09′18″N 116°24′40″E / 40.155°N 116.411°E / 40.155; 116.411