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China's "ghost cities"

Maybe if they hadn't drowned all those baby girls, they could populate them?

by Godreply 1603/07/2013

The price of birdseed has quadrupled. It's very expensive now. The reason given is that there were miles and miles of fields growing millet, safflower, sunflower, nyjer seed, etc and the fields were bulldozed over for cities.

by Godreply 103/06/2013

What the hell kind of a boondoggle is that? Did some sleazy realtor get billions in public funds to build ghost towns?

by Godreply 203/06/2013

China, rapidly becoming the USA.

by Godreply 303/06/2013


by Godreply 403/06/2013

Or they could topple Fatty McButterpants next door and let a few North Koreans move in.

by Godreply 503/06/2013

R5, North Koreans have tried to escape to China. They are usually treated very poorly.

by Godreply 603/06/2013

These building projects are made to raise China's GDP. China sets goals and every official does his/ her part to make sure those goals are met or else face the consequences. Japan in the 70s and 80s did the same thing of articially bolstering GDP. Sides of mountains were covered in concrete. I also wonder if there might be a hoarding mentality behind these empty buildings. The prices to own or rent are so high that most can't afford them yet prices are not dropped to get people in them so they sit empty. Do they just want pretty things and don't want common Chinese people ruining it?

by Godreply 703/06/2013

And yet that pothole on my street sits unfixed.

by Godreply 803/06/2013

Here's a short film about China's empty shopping mall:

by Godreply 903/06/2013

They feel empty after 30 minutes.

by Godreply 1003/07/2013

They are going to fill them. The penalty for having more than one child is $1,500 and as more Chinese can afford it, their birth rate is going up.

by Godreply 1103/07/2013

How can housing prices be so high if there's no demand, R7?

by Godreply 1203/07/2013

Real estate developers there had no experience with the boom/bust pattern of real estate.

No matter--given Chinese construction standards, they won't be around long.

by Godreply 1303/07/2013

If they offered free citizenship to anyone who wanted to emigrate, I'd go. I love little hairless Asian bottoms.

by Godreply 1403/07/2013

When the aliens come to populate our planet, we'll know where to house them.

by Godreply 1503/07/2013

And I should worry about fuckin' China because???.........

by Godreply 1603/07/2013
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