Amazing Video Emerges of China’s ‘Ghost Cities’

If you’re not familiar with China’s “ghost cities,” they are some of the most fascinating images you will see.

“It’s estimated that 10 new cities are being built every year,” Australian news program SBS Dateline says. That may sound impressive, until you realize that many of the cities remain vacant long after they’re built.

See, even though China has become the leader in development, it’s adopted the idea that “If you build it they will come.” There’s just one problem: they’re not coming. And so China has a problem — ghost cities:

According to Business Insider, some estimates say that nearly 64 million properties are vacant in China. The country is plagued with empty homes, malls, and businesses.

“There’s city after city full of empty streets and vast government buildings, some in the most inhospitable locations. It is the modern equivalent of building pyramids,” BI quotes the group Forensic Asia Limited as saying.

BI has provided satellite images showing some of the ghost cities:

See the rest here.

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