Chinese Ghost Cities on the Rise

A year after taking a look at the new but empty cities being created in China, <em>Business Insider</em> takes a trip back to see what's changed in those brand new and unoccupied cities.
June 19, 2011, 9am PDT | Nate Berg
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"Last year we published images of ghost cities based on a report from Forensic Asia Limited. This week we asked analyst Gillem Tulloch what has happened in the past six months.

'China built more of them,' Tulloch said. 'China consumes more steel, iron ore and cement per capita than any industrial nation in history. It's all going to railways that will never make money, roads that no one drives on and cities that no one lives in.'"

The article includes a slideshow of unoccupied new cities.

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Published on Thursday, June 16, 2011 in Business Insider
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