China's deserted 'ghost cities' appeal to new residents
It is urban planning Chinese-government style, whole tracts of underdeveloped land used to create move-in ready cities in anticipation of a growing population. But apartments in highrises are empty and wide streets ready to funnel traffic are curiously unclogged. We visit China's "ghost cities."
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The Current20:59China's newly built 'ghost cities' never occupied
"There are 20-40 million empty apartments in China; enough floor space to cover Madrid."- Wade Shepard, author of 'Ghost Cities'
Today in China, one of the biggest movements of people in history is underway, as millions upon millions move from country to city. This massive migration is the backbone of China's changing economy.