China’s “ghost cities”: a fever of destruction, construction, and abandonment [29/29]

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Construction near Wuhan, China, in 2009. (Photo: Tauno Tõhk/陶诺, Flickr)

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Overzealous construction in China has left the country with a large number of empty developments clinging to the outskirts of major cities — a problem that some real estate developers have sought to solve with a bizarre side industry in the rental of Westerners to glamorize the areas and attract visitors.

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American Students Return From China With Rosier Picture Of The Middle Kingdom

by |The World Post| Original Source

Study Abroad ChinaMelissa Sconyers, who studied abroad in China, is photographed with a Chinese flag in San Francisco, Monday, Aug. 11, 2008. China is hoping that American college students watching the Summer Olympics will want to travel there, providing a bump similar to what Australia and Greece enjoyed in 2000 and 2004.Read Full Article

China’s “ghost cities”: a fever of destruction, construction, and abandonment [28/29]

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Abandoned theme park in Tianjin, China, in 2009. (Photo: Edwin Lee, Flickr)

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Overzealous construction in China has left the country with a large number of empty developments clinging to the outskirts of major cities — a problem that some real estate developers have sought to solve with a bizarre side industry in the rental of Westerners to glamorize the areas and attract visitors.

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