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Two Years After That Famous Report On Chinese Ghost Cities, Things Might Be Getting Even Worse

• Business Insider

2 years after visiting some of China's most infamous ghost cities and malls, Australian reporter Adrian Brown revisited them for SBS Dateline, to see if they had changed.

His tour of Tianducheng, the Paris replica that we reported on, the South China Mall, and Kangbashi in Ordos, China's most famous ghost city, showed that they were still empty.

Tom Miller, a Chinese urbanization expert told Brown, it's as though Chinese officials "basically draw a circle on a map and they build it, and then they expect people to go and move in." The "gamble" is that cities might be empty now, but they will be filled up later, an argument Stephen Roach has previously made.

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Comment by Ed Price
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Here's what it all boils down to. WALMART!!!

Walmart has raised the standard of living so high in China, that the Chinese are preparing places for peoples of the different European and American nations to live after the banks crash. And they are doing it all out of gratitude for the better standard of living Walmart has provided for all China... well, gratitude and, in case we the people are miracle workers, maybe some of it will rub off on China this way. (chuckle)