ghost town

Ghost Towns: No Place To Live If There’s No Work

Government efforts to urbanize China's population by building new towns are failing due to a lack of local jobs; one of the many newly constructed towns, Tieling, remains empty because residents cannot find employment: Urban...

Ordos: A Ghost Town That Isn’t

Ordos city, a development project in Inner Mongolia that was designed to attract one million residents, has frequently been derided as a failure and a “ghost town,” with up to 90% of its construction projects empty....

8 Questions and a Podcast on ‘China’s Urban Billion’

At China Real Time Report, Tom Orlik discusses urbanization, hukou reform, land ownership, urban sustainability and the price of heroin in Chongqing with Tom Miller, author of China’s Urban Billion. We’re hearing a lot...

Angola’s Chinese Built Ghost Town

China seems to have taken a symptom of their real-estate bubble with them in their continued investment in Africa. Over the last three years, state-owned China International Trust and Investment Corporation (中国中信集团公司) has built...

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