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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KesselRunin12Parsecs's picture
KesselRunin12Parsecs (not verified) JamaicaJim Feb 14, 2016 11:46 AM

So, do George & Weezy get the penthouse over there?

onewayticket2's picture

a great place for Syrian Refugees...

Soul Glow's picture

No Chinese girls to rape though :(

OpTwoMistic's picture

Few or no people and smog.

bonderøven-farm ass's picture

Rivers of bloated, diseased swine may frighten them....


Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Build it and they are come!

(but "they" are not get memo.)

StychoKiller's picture

Looks like a lot of Constructicons forgot the first law of hole-digging!

zeronetwork's picture

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.

Welfare Tycoon's picture

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!

SuperRay's picture

Who says the Chinese don't think long term anymore?  They're way ahead of everybody in producing empty cities. Bring in the Zombies...

peddling-fiction's picture


Maybe it is the other way around.

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

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture
New Ghost City Under Construction In China

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

Abitdodgie's picture

There will be lots of ghosts after the nuclear exchange with the west.

fx's picture

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?

The Juggernaut's picture

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

WTFRLY's picture

They will have cities ready just in time. For after the Great War comes the "World Peace" under a New World Order...

The Real Tony's picture

Vancouver Canada will soon be a ghost city devoid of any human life.

Nutsack's picture
Nutsack (not verified) OpTwoMistic Feb 14, 2016 12:45 PM

Achmel and Abdul have cancelled their tickets...they thought you said Goat Cities.

Kprime's picture

they can spend their days raping each other to keep up their skill sets.

KesselRunin12Parsecs's picture
KesselRunin12Parsecs (not verified) onewayticket2 Feb 14, 2016 11:58 AM

I didn't see any swimming pools

Sturm und Drang's picture

That's much more subtle than "No Rapefugees" signs....

Mugabe's picture

I'm not sure ,it depends,if Fish don't fry in the kitchen; 

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

flaminratzazz's picture

The Chicoms are slipping, this one is not nearly as nice as the ghosts of old..

Bangin7GramRocks's picture

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!

Panic Mode's picture

Maybe China is building for post-apocalypse to accommodate for global population

open-range's picture
open-range (not verified) JamaicaJim Feb 14, 2016 2:34 PM

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do...

peddling-fiction's picture

Another Ghost City? Just mindboggling. Maybe they have a plan...

Sudden Debt's picture

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.

peddling-fiction's picture

Maybe the plan is a bone-chilling one...

peddling-fiction's picture

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:

bunnyswanson's picture

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

Edwin Deagle listed as owner, military Major, he is a member of the Rockafeller Foundation.


Ruth Sivard produced the World Energy Survey in two editions, in 1979 and 1981.

“The purpose of this report is to summarize a large fund of information on the international energy situation in a way that will contribute to public understanding of the basic problems and options.

“It is addressed not to the specialist but to the individual who is interested in seeing his personal and national energy needs in a broader context. The setting is global because the energy future is one of growing world interdependence.

“The shape the future will take depends in large part on courageous political leadership in the longterm public interest. Only a knowledgeable and concerned citizenry can ensure that leadership.”

Read the forewords by:

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True Blue's picture

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?

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TradingIsLifeBrah (not verified) peddling-fiction Feb 14, 2016 2:03 PM

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...

Able Ape's picture

Busy as Chinese beavers...

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KesselRunin12Parsecs (not verified) Able Ape Feb 14, 2016 12:03 PM

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.

City_Of_Champyinz's picture

And there is that '6%' growth right there...

BarkingCat's picture

Built to last???  

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



omniversling's picture

Seems that Robert Peston's excellent BBC doco 'How China Fooled the World' has been scrubbed from the here's a freelancer's clip:

Poor Construction: China's Cities are Falling Down Infinite employment for repair teams. 'Bloken Rindow Feeory' accloss the entire country...and try getting there in one of these: Chinese Car Quality

l8apex's picture

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?  

bunnyswanson's picture

(3 min) falling down

Poor Construction: China's Cities are Falling Down

Vagabond Journey
Seek_Truth's picture

When China builds a ship- it is junk.

When China constructs buildings- they are junk.

In summary- whatever China builds- it is junk.


medium giraffe's picture

The Chinese are becoming worried about the amount of sex their government expects them to have.

Ballin D's picture

socialized dental care is coming to china to help out

razorthin's picture

Because some tops bear repeating.

Sturm und Drang's picture

...Tops" and "bear" in same sentence.

Soul Glow's picture

Taking Krugman economics to a whole new level.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Need to 'diversify' that ghost city with a few 100,000 niggers.  Call it 'New Dee-troit', and dont forget the 'after' pix!