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These Satellite Images Of Rapidly Expanding Chinese Cities Will Blow Your Mind

• http://www.businessinsider.com, Christina Sterbenz
On the way, Chinese cities have grown at an unprecedented speed. Some have even expanded faster than population growth can keep up, leading to talk of ghost cities, possibly a natural part of China's future.
But the massive shift is no illusion: China is trying to use urbanization to drive growth, and analysts expect China to add more city-dwellers between 2009 and 2030 than the entire population of the U.S.
We've picked out some of the fastest growing cities, shown via satellite images recorded over time by Google's Earth Engine, and turned them into GIFs.
Take a look at the expansion in action.
 
 

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