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New Ghost City Under Construction In China

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Submitted by Mike Gipp of The World Complex

Developing And Redeveloping Nanning, Guangxi Province

Nanning is called the Green City in China. Unfortunately, having had dinner in one of those rooftop revolving restaurants, I can tell you it is not a beautiful city.

From Qingxiushan looking south and west, one can see a huge swath of developing land at the edge of Nanning.


These pictures are looking more or less to the south, running from east (top) to west (bottom). Most of the buildings east of the river are under construction, or just recently constructed, and don't appear to be yet occupied.

Looking further east, there is still more land that looks like it is set aside for development.

Pictures run from somewhat northeast to southeast. The forested area in the near ground is part of the park, but the cleared area all the way back to the buildings in the distance appears to be open for development.

In addition to the furious expansion of the city, parts of the inner city are getting redeveloped.

All of the remaining pictures are near the city centre, just over 1 km (less than one mile) from the main railway station.

Having a relaxing glass of wine in the middle of a field of rubble.


A reader chimes in with a photo from another Chinese ghost city: LinYi, in Shandong Province:


And, as a bonus, if the above fails to "stimulate growth", China can just make more statues of flowing feces.

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Sun, 02/14/2016 - 12:42 | 7184814 JamaicaJim
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Ho Li Fuk

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 12:46 | 7184828 KesselRunin12Parsecs
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So, do George & Weezy get the penthouse over there?

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 12:54 | 7184872 onewayticket2
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a great place for Syrian Refugees...

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 12:57 | 7184886 Soul Glow
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No Chinese girls to rape though :(

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 13:16 | 7184958 OpTwoMistic
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Few or no people and smog.

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 13:25 | 7185004 bonderøven-farm ass
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Rivers of bloated, diseased swine may frighten them....


Sun, 02/14/2016 - 17:30 | 7185782 Boris Alatovkrap
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Build it and they are come!

(but "they" are not get memo.)

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 19:17 | 7186047 StychoKiller
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Looks like a lot of Constructicons forgot the first law of hole-digging!

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 19:42 | 7186102 zeronetwork
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I don't understand why people think it's funny. If I have a lot of J-confetti laying around i will buy some gold or buy some land or build a house before this confetti turn into shit.

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 20:04 | 7186154 Welfare Tycoon
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Guys, guys....

Everyone has their own way of coping and doubling down on bad decisions. Why can't we respect this?

Americans keep printing their QE's. Europeans keep spreading wider for their Muzzies. In this case, the Chinese just happen to keep building cities!

You call it insanity. I call it diversity!

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 13:25 | 7185006 SuperRay
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Who says the Chinese don't think long term anymore?  They're way ahead of everybody in producing empty cities. Bring in the Zombies...

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 13:29 | 7185023 peddling-fiction
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Maybe it is the other way around.

Eliminate the "zombies" and bring in the "chosen ones".

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 13:51 | 7185126 Theosebes Goodfellow
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New Ghost City Under Construction In China

Wow, I dodn't know that China was expecting to have so many ghosts.

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 14:18 | 7185212 Abitdodgie
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There will be lots of ghosts after the nuclear exchange with the west.

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 14:32 | 7185265 fx
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Another 'ghost city'? Where are the ghosts? Looks pretty much like a normal Chinese city to me. And was the meal in said restaurant also served by ghost waiters?

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 15:31 | 7185490 The Juggernaut
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You think China's ghost cities are crazy, take a look at the ghost banking industry when rates go to negative and everyone pulls their money out!  The banks will be getting their Tier 1s from the Fed instead of depositors.


Chinese Real Estate = USA Monetary policy

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 14:34 | 7185274 WTFRLY
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They will have cities ready just in time. For after the Great War comes the "World Peace" under a New World Order...

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 15:04 | 7185382 The Real Tony
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Vancouver Canada will soon be a ghost city devoid of any human life.

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 13:45 | 7185103 Nutsack
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Achmel and Abdul have cancelled their tickets...they thought you said Goat Cities.

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 14:54 | 7185355 Kprime
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they can spend their days raping each other to keep up their skill sets.

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 12:58 | 7184888 KesselRunin12Parsecs
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I didn't see any swimming pools

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 14:35 | 7185279 Sturm und Drang
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That's much more subtle than "No Rapefugees" signs....

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 13:54 | 7185140 Mugabe
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I'm not sure ,it depends,if Fish don't fry in the kitchen; 

Beans don't burn on the grill,then maybe.

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 13:04 | 7184912 flaminratzazz
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The Chicoms are slipping, this one is not nearly as nice as the ghosts of old..

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 13:05 | 7184919 Bangin7GramRocks
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That's not a ghost city. It where the group of illuminati conspirators who killed Scalia will live out their days. It's all so clear folks. Duh!

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 13:50 | 7185121 Panic Mode
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Maybe China is building for post-apocalypse to accommodate for global population

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 15:34 | 7185504 open-range
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Sun, 02/14/2016 - 12:56 | 7184816 peddling-fiction
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Another Ghost City? Just mindboggling. Maybe they have a plan...

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 13:15 | 7184954 Sudden Debt
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I was thinking the same thing. Or they're that stupid or there's a plan behind it.

And if it was just to create jobs and investment tools, then why isn't America and Europe doing it also?

So that's why I don't think it's just house flippers.

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 13:27 | 7185012 peddling-fiction
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Maybe the plan is a bone-chilling one...

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 13:49 | 7185063 peddling-fiction
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Come to think of it, these ghost cities and empty apartment complexes are also an aberration in Spain.

They have an obscene amount of empty apartments, especially in coastal areas and Southern Spain.

A map of NEW, yet empty apartments in Spain; you will understand it due to its geo-located bubble charts.



A third of all the empty apartments in the EU are in Spain.

In Spanish:


Sat, 02/20/2016 - 03:45 | 7210604 bunnyswanson
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Notice the population in China stays the same on this web site which I have followed for a few years.  At 1.4 billion  GDP 8,976 trillion (down from 10 trillion).  Population in other countries collapses by 2025 (9 years from now).  Israel's population is reduced to nearly


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Sun, 02/14/2016 - 13:30 | 7185027 True Blue
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Maybe they have a plan...

If they do, it isn't a good one. If they have a plan, and this is not simply misallocation of resources to prop up fake economic numbers, then the only rational reason is that they expect large swathes of developed urban areas to be uninhabitable at some point in the near future. To be more specific, let's say uninhabitable and irradiated...

Are these empty cities -or temporarily uninhabited evacuation areas?

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 15:03 | 7185377 TradingIsLifeBrah
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The Chinese are so stupid building these ghost cities.  Developed economies like the US are building apps with no users instead.  Profit margins are fantastic if you can get someone to buy it...

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 12:48 | 7184834 Able Ape
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Busy as Chinese beavers...

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 13:03 | 7184897 KesselRunin12Parsecs
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Look on the bright side... If it was Central Planning America, Obama would have them building golf courses & gay bath houses whose energy needs were met by steam turbines powered by unicorn piss.

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 12:48 | 7184837 City_Of_Champyinz
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And there is that '6%' growth right there...

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 12:49 | 7184846 Fireman
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The difference between Ticky Tacky Town USSA'S crumbling infrastructure and China's brand new cities is plain to see. One is new and built to last while the other is collapsing in a pile of plastic crap.









Sun, 02/14/2016 - 13:29 | 7185022 BarkingCat
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Built to last???  

If you mean what is built in China then  you are just being funny.





Mon, 02/15/2016 - 08:04 | 7187191 omniversling
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Seems that Robert Peston's excellent BBC doco 'How China Fooled the World' has been scrubbed from the net...so here's a freelancer's clip:

Poor Construction: China's Cities are Falling Down https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCmC9Un8Vy8 Infinite employment for repair teams. 'Bloken Rindow Feeory' accloss the entire country...and try getting there in one of these: Chinese Car Quality


Sun, 02/14/2016 - 14:10 | 7185183 l8apex
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What makes you think China's cities are built to last?  I have seen nothing that would indicate that is the case.  


And tell me, does typing your message in all bold mean that your opinion is more important that everybody else's?  

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 17:53 | 7185836 Fireman
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Can I do it in red?

Sat, 02/20/2016 - 03:25 | 7210589 bunnyswanson
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(3 min) falling down


Poor Construction: China's Cities are Falling Down

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Sat, 02/20/2016 - 03:36 | 7210601 Seek_Truth
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When China builds a ship- it is junk.

When China constructs buildings- they are junk.

In summary- whatever China builds- it is junk.

SOURCE: Cheap.Junk@china.com

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 12:55 | 7184850 medium giraffe
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The Chinese are becoming worried about the amount of sex their government expects them to have.

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 20:53 | 7186274 Ballin D
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socialized dental care is coming to china to help out

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 12:55 | 7184875 razorthin
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Because some tops bear repeating.

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 14:33 | 7185271 Sturm und Drang
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...Tops" and "bear" in same sentence.

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 12:57 | 7184881 Soul Glow
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Taking Krugman economics to a whole new level.

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 12:58 | 7184889 Government need...
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Need to 'diversify' that ghost city with a few 100,000 niggers.  Call it 'New Dee-troit', and dont forget the 'after' pix!

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