China’s Ghost Cities

Via Ed Driscoll, here’s a fascinating piece from Australian television earlier this year about what is apparently a huge phenomenon in China right now, entire cities devoid of people:

There’s been talk for several years now that China was a bubble that was about to pop. When I see things like this, I’ve got to think that day isn’t far off at this point.

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Doug Mataconis
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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Trumwill says:

    There must be a way for Hollywood to take advantage of this. Especially for horror movies or something. Just looking at it gives me the willies.

  2. walt moffett says:

    Wonder if they were part of tour/slide show to assure the Central Committee that goals are being met or a way to keep idle hands busy.

    Even the offical Xinhua paper implies the bubble is shrinking, which makes for interesting times ahead.

  3. OzarkHillbilly says: