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As there are new buildings being constructed on two sides of our office that seems quite plausible. Things just move so fast. I've been to shops that were in full operation one day and come back the next to find that they've been demolished.
It would seem likely that a fair amount of the steel imported goes into the production of scaffolding. There must be millions of kilometres of scaffolding in China. OK, some buildings still use Bamboo scaffolding but only for short buildings.
The biggest drawback because of the constant construction is the constant presence of dust in the atmosphere. Park outside in a light rain and your car is immediately covered in grey blotches. To keep the dust levels down there are trucks that drive around playing songs like 'Happy Birthday' and 'The Holly and The Ivy' whilst washing road, cyclists and pedestrians at the same time. So - if you're outside and hear music coming towards you - run!