| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

China’s Empty Cities House 64 Million Empty Apartments


These are satellite images of one of China’s
newest cities, a sprawling urban centre complete with public buildings, hotels and apartment
blocks and this is the view from the ground. 11am on a Thursday morning and Zhengzhou’s CBD is
deserted, shops unoccupied, hundreds of apartments uninhabited.
  All the shops in this mall are empty, not
that that worries the government, because they’re simply more concerned with maintaining
economic growth and one way of achieving that is building cities like this one. The big
question, though, is how much longer all these shops and properties can remain vacant?
  But all around me, the construction of this
metropolis goes on and here in the southern city of Dongguan, another example. This is
the South China Mall – toy shop owner, Tian Yu Gao, is doing his best to keep his spirits
up but is already after 2pm and he’s yet to serve a single customer.
  Do you get very lonely in here?
   It is a bit boring looking after the shop
here — there are too few customers.  
But then, slow days are what he’s used to.  
When was the last time you sold something?  
 Yesterday — I sold one toy.  Once it took four or five days
  His shop is a rare sight in the Great Mall.
The majority of this vast shopping centre remains as empty as it did when it opened
six years ago. Back then, developers boasted that it would become the world’s biggest shopping
mall, with plans for 1500 shops that would attract 70,000 shoppers a day – the mall was
heralded by the New York Times as proof of China’s astonishing new consumer culture. But today,
the not so great Mall of China, as it is known, is a glaring indication that this consumer
culture has been grossly overestimated.  
A gondola ride through the mall lasts 20 minutes and takes you past an unsettling and almost
unending vista of emptiness. For the few workers kept on to maintain this vast and now eerie
complex, it is boring and lonely work and already, there are signs of creeping neglect.
Even filming an empty shopping mall is a sensitive issue in China – police arrived and ordered
us out but the mall is so vast, it was easy to slip back in unnoticed and just like in
the city of Zhengzhou, building goes on.  
Despite repeated requests, the mall’s management refuse to talk to Dateline, but Tian Yu Gao
wonders if the mall may become another victim of the government’s obsession with big infrastructure
projects.  
Do you think that the South China Mall will be around in five years time?
   It is hard to tell, we’ll have to see what
happens next year. My feeling is, they said Level Two was all leased out, if it is true
and the customers come, there may be a chance, otherwise it’s hopeless.
  We’re on our way to another new city, Daya Bay,
a three-hour drive from the not so great mall. As you enter the city, the touts pounce and
a well-rehearsed sales pitch begins.  
 Inspecting properties? Two minutes from here.  Have you seen any?
   In May we will have another site for sale
in the city centre.  
Daya Bay is a city carved out of agricultural land and designed for 12 million people. That
ambitious forecast, though, appears to be wildly out of kilter with reality because,
according to even China’s State-controlled media, 70% of these new units remain unoccupied.
  Is China experiencing a property bubble?
   Absolutely. A property bubble like which
I don’t think we’ve ever seen.  
Bigger than the one in the United States?  
Yes, I think it will make the United States pale in comparison. It is said that there are 64
million empty apartments in China.  
64 million?  
 64 million.  
Gillem Tulloch is a Hong Kong-based analyst who has been investigating China’s residential
and commercial real estate market. He maintains that there’s massive oversupply and over valuation
of properties right across China.  
It’s essentially the modern equivalent of building pyramids. It doesn’t really add to
the betterment of lives, but it adds to the growth of GDP.
  And maintaining economic growth is the government’s
number one priority.  
It’s basically happening because China is a command economy and the Chinese Government
can dictate where the resources are spent.  
And so, if the order goes out to build, local governments build?
  That’s right. If the central government a GDP target,
they have to meet the target and the easiest way to do it is just to build.
  Isn’t all this construction a good thing?
It’s creating jobs and getting the economy moving? That’s a good thing?
  People forget that it is not the quantity
of GDP that matters but the quality and essentially, they’re building things for where
there’s no demand and so they’re creating a large problem for the future.
  Prices for units here range from $70,000 to
$100,000 – a fortune in a country where the average worker’s annual wage is around $6,000.
But units here are selling – the vast majority as investment propers whose owners live in
other parts of China. The agent bundled this prospective buyer away before we could talk
to her.  
You’ve come today – you’ve had a look around – what was your impression?
  It’s pretty alarming. It’s incredibly interesting
– I don’t think that there are many places in the word like this. I mean, we’ve seen
empty apartments, empty condominium projects.  
Do you imagine that any of these apartments will be occupied in five years?
  I think that the occupancy rate in five years
will still be around 25%, but if they bring the prices down to close to zero, some people
will move in.  
Well here’s the thing – you got millions of Chinese who, like people anywhere else, they
dream of owning a home, and they can’t.  
That’s right – these are far too expensive for them.
  Millions of expensive empty homes and millions
of Chinese who can’t afford to live in them. George Jiao is one of them – his rented home
lies at the end of a narrow alley in the capital of Beijing. He knows that one day soon, all
this will be demolished. In its place, more upmarket condominiums like the ones that tower
above his neighbourhood – a daily reminder of his own frustrated efforts to buy a home.
He and his wife live in a single room off a small courtyard.
   10 households, two people per household.
  There’s a communal sink and toilet – there
is no place for children here, which is why their daughter remains with his parents in Sichuan –
they see her once a year.  
 It’s no good, we have been working in Beijing for years, we want to but a property but prices
are too high — honestly, we just can’t afford to buy.  People speculating in the market
have pushed prices too high — we need the government to intervene.
  George and his wife both work six days a week
in a beauty parlour, their combined salaries are around $900 a month, of which a quarter
goes on rent. He says owning a home should not be a dream but a basic human right.
   If the government considered us and provided
budget housing as part of our human rights – that would be the right thing to do. I am
not optimistic now, I don’t like what the government is doing.
  Zhao Gang also knows about the difficulties
of home ownership, he shares a two bedroom apartment with nine other people, including
a married couple. Ironically, he’s a government property developer. Three men sleep in this
room with Mr Zhao sharing a bed – none of which is exceptional here in China, until
you remember all those millions of homes that are empty. Something he didn’t want to talk
about.  
 I can’t tell you my views because I work in the property sector, I know a lot about
it and if I talk about it I will get into trouble.
  But trouble is looming if the lack of affordable
housing continues, warns this prominent sociologist.  
 What worries me most is polarisation, according to Deng Xiaoping, if it leads to polarisation,
then our reform has failed. Right now, China is polarised — it continues to be polarised
— that is a big worry.  
He fears a deepening of social divisions.  
It is clear that polarisation will cause conflicts in society — poor people may come out and
start a revolution.  
A two-hour drive from Beijing, I’m being shown a duplex with an asking price of almost
$300,000. It’s a development called Green Island, though it is anything but outside. From the
window, a smoggy view of another old neighbourhood developers have earmarked for demolition.
  So this will go next?
   Yes.
  An unlikely prediction, considering buyers
are required to pay 50% of the asking price upfront and the balance within three years.
Such stringent terms, which keeps so many workers out of the market, are also the reason
why China has yet to experience a US-style credit implosion.
  This is a good place for you high-income earners,
it’s quite and
the environment is good.  
Who will come to live here?  
 People who can afford a house in Beijing.  
But they haven’t come yet?   
 No.  
And only months after the first tenants moved in here, the For Sale signs and For Rent
signs are already appearing. China’s authorities are trying to cool their overheated economy
with a series of financial controls. But there are dangers.
  It can’t stay this way because we’re in the
upswing of a bubble, and when the bubble bursts, it will impoverish vast numbers of people.
  Will there be anger and disgruntlement?
  Yes, it increases the chances that you get
some form of social unrest.

100 Comments

Jay H

Jul 7, 2019, 3:13 pm Reply

China normally goes through the plan, build, and move process. I bet now every property mention in this video is occupied. But of course you guys don’t bother to do an update.

Panda Digital Love

Jul 7, 2019, 5:23 pm Reply

No taxes will instantly lure people in, obviously leadership roles are still reserve for the few privileged ccp families.

desolate surfer

Jul 7, 2019, 8:11 pm Reply

i need a summer place

Allen Tolbert

Jul 7, 2019, 10:48 pm Reply

People from Hong Kong would move to China if they felt they would have the same rights like in Hong Kong rent is off the charts in Hong Kong they could move to these empty cities

thumbthump

Jul 7, 2019, 11:09 pm Reply

Communism. Please the boss not the market/customer. Pretend to work. Pretend to get paid. The masses pretend to want what they are told to want.

daymon lindsey

Jul 7, 2019, 11:09 pm Reply

I just figured out where we can send all these hate America assholes……..

Dr No No No

Jul 7, 2019, 11:30 pm Reply

Its 2019 and these buildings are already falling apart, smart move on anyone who did not buy these cheap ass buildings.

Leon Andrews

Jul 7, 2019, 12:12 am Reply

Hate to ask but where are the people and why is this mall empty and a failure?

I live in China in Zhejiang, south of Shanghai and here there are numerous shopping malls basically filled to capacity. My wife’s city has a huge shopping mall which is five floors with Starbucks, McDonalds (the city’s first) KFC, H and M clothing, a movie theater and a bunch of restaurants and retail (and a supermarket). In the provincial capital of Hangzhou are several malls many selling high end goods.

So, where are the people? This isn’t bumfuck Gansu, this is Guangdong near Hong Kong. Should be lots and lots of people there.

KELLI2L2

Jul 7, 2019, 4:21 am Reply

Research its history, China's tyrannical leaders never have made good decisions and treat the people terribly.

FAKE economy, foods (eggs, rice, etcetera).

KELLI2L2

Jul 7, 2019, 4:26 am Reply

Two married workers can't afford rent… Sounds like the new America ?
Why does the Chinese language sound so angry ~ its probably a reflection of their angry way of life, it's miserable being treated like slaves…

Eric Bullis

Jul 7, 2019, 7:10 am Reply

For a business to grow you have to remember you have to allow a family to grow you can't get too greedy if you do and it takes a dollar to make a batch of cookies and if you sell them for a quarter of peace and you make double your money so your business can grow and it's at an affordable price people will buy your products if you charge too much however no one wants it and no one can afford it therefore your business won't grow it'll stagnate greedy corporations greedy businesses end up failing same with biased racism feminism Marxist or communist bulshit nobody's buying it and nobody wants it there for you end up wasting your money no one's going to feel those apartments at that price

Regina Dickerson

Jul 7, 2019, 7:51 am Reply

IN CHINA PEOPLE ARE LIVING IN CAGES! OPEN UP THIS HOUSING FOR THE POOR, PUT SHOPS THAT ONE NEEDS FOR LIFE AND TO LIVE, THAT CREATES JOBS AND LIVING IN THE UNITS WITH THE WORKING N THE SHOPS CREATES INCOME!!
OPEN SMALL CLASSROOM SCHOOLS THERE, AS WELL AS DAYCARES!
THIS IS CRAZY HOW THE RICH ONLY SIT ON THEIR ASSET, ASSES!
IT SICKENS ME, ABOUT THIS FOR THE MILLIONS , THESE VACANCIES IN THE MILLIONS SPENT AN LETTING NO DESERVING PEOPLE OCCUPY THESE COULD BE NETTED CREATIVE CITES THAT COULD BE MAINTAINED BY IT'S SMALL COMMUNITY-BASED STRUCTURE…. MONEY SPENT HERE ONLY TO CREATE THE POWER OF DEATH AND NOT WEALTH! THIS IS A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY!
THIS SICKENS ME! THOSE WHO WILL BE ACCOUNT FOR THIS MONSTROSITY, U WILL BE JUDGED AND RIGHTFULLY SO!
THE GREED WITHOUT A THOUGHT ABOUT SUPPORTING THE PEOPLE, MAKING A WAY TO SHOVE THE SOLUTION OF UR GREEDY MINDED IDEA!
WHAT AN INJUSTICE TO THOSE WHO ARE IN DYER NEED! UR PEOPLE COULD FILL THE ADORNMENTS HV JOBS THERE, NOT ALL RETAIL OF POWERLESS WANTS OF LUXURIES, SHOPS! THE NEEDS TO SUSTAIN LIFE!, GROCERY STORES, YES SHOES AND CLOTHING, PET SUPPLIES, VETS, PHARMACY, DR OFFICES OF ALL VARIETIES, HEALTH URGENT CARE , DENTAL CARE CARE….THERE'S UR JOBS THERE'S UR SOLUTION TO CREATE JOBS AND INCOME!
THERE THE MONEY ANSWER, LIFE FLOWING!
WHO NEEDS GOLD AND SILVER EYE CANDY!
HOW ABOUT SHOPS OF AND FOR BASIC NEEDS!
THIS SICKENS ME, UR BLEAK DILEMMA, REALLY WHEN THE ANSWER IS SO SIMPLE!
EVERYWHERE NOT NEEDS TO BE HOLLYWOOD THOUGHT MINDED, ALL I THOUGHT ABOUT WAS THE MONEY OF UR GREEDY RETAILING INCOME! IT'S JUNK JUNK JUNK JUNK OF UNNECESSARY WANTS THAT'S NOT A NEED!
I SAY; SATAN THE BLOOD OF JESUS IS AGAINST U!
HOLY IS THE LORD GOD JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY,!
"THIS WORLD SHALL SURELY PASS AWAY AN EVERYTHING IN IT"
SAYS THE LORD!
PEOPLE NEED PLACES TO LIVE, GV LIFE!
JESUS SAID;
WHATEVER U HV DONE TO THE LEAST OF THESE U HV DONE UNTO ME!
I WAS HUNGRY U DID NOT FEED ME,I NEEDED CLOTHES,U DID NOT CLOTHE ME,I NEEDED A PLACE TO STAY TO BE OUT OF THE ELEMENTS I IGNORED ME SAYS GOD!
AND U SHOVE MANKIND IN CAGES! CREATE HORRIBLE LIVING CONDITION, WITH ROACHES, RATES AND OTHER CREATURES, THIS IS SCARY AND CRAZY,NOT EVEN THE CARING OF YOUNG CHILDREN, MOTHERS, OR THE ELDERLY DO U SPARE FROM THIS ABUSE!
ALL THIS U HV DONE TO ME SAYS THE LORD!
VENGEANCE IS MINE SAYS THE LORD!
WARNING TO ALL THOSE OPPOSED OF GOD, FATHER CREATOR OF ALL THINGS,U WILL BE JUDGED, DEATH AND HELL IS COMING!
JUDGMENT IS COMING!
THE GATES OF HELL IS WIDE AND HELL ENLARGES ITSELF DAILY!
THIS WORLD IS NOT OF GOD'S KINGDOM!
THIS WORLD, IS THAT OF SATAN'S KINGDOM A WORLD THAT MAN FOLLOWS THE UNGODLY FATHER OF LIES,FOOLISH MEN OF THE WORLDDECIDED BY LIES AN
W/O GOD THE FATHER!
THOSE SO CRUEL DESERVE THEIR PART IN HELL!
THOSE WHO STAND WITH JESUS CHRIST SHALL SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD, AMEN, THANK U JESUS, THE SAVIOR OFF THE WORLD, HALLELUJAH JESUS IS KING!
THE KING IS COMING, GET READY ALL WHO ARE TRULY SAVED❣ GET READY! JESUS SHALL NOT FORSAKE HIS OWN, THOSE IN CHRIST JESUS , THE CHILDREN OF GOD SHALL BE SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST!
AMEN THANK U FATHER GOD❣ THE LIVING GOD THE ONE TRUE AND HOLY GOD HE WHO KNOWS THE END FROM THE BEGINNING!
THE GREAT I AM! THAT'S MY GOD, THE EVERLASTING GOD!
JESUS CHRIST THAT'S MY KING!

basya ako

Jul 7, 2019, 11:36 am Reply

So sad!!
People are selfish as no care about other people.
Only God fix that kind of problems.
Psalm 37:28,29

Hyrr Oswald Noon

Jul 7, 2019, 1:13 pm Reply

Yes. And what do you think about that ?

Radha Krishna Ramagiri

Jul 7, 2019, 4:18 pm Reply

The simple logic is they sell through Alibaba Express and they don't want to pay rents for malls.

Gerard

Jul 7, 2019, 10:18 pm Reply

And they say China is coming to be a world leader. Yeah. Not with these kinds of stunts.

Jim Frankovich

Jul 7, 2019, 10:39 pm Reply

I'm really starting to believe that the Chinese are stupid. WTF?

Chris L

Jul 7, 2019, 2:29 am Reply

I'm not so certain that this was unintentional. See below.

https://youtu.be/mZhI9vvZ2Wo

Mary Wagner

Jul 7, 2019, 3:10 am Reply

We should ship our homeless there.

Wayne E Draper

Jul 7, 2019, 12:38 pm Reply

Why not open them up to the World's homeless and refugees. Better than having them fall apart.

Lori Bach

Jul 7, 2019, 3:57 pm Reply

Sounds like what's going on in America right now! It's especially rampant in the Dallas, Texas area and it made the headlines of our local newspaper, The Dallas Morning News, last week!

Leonita 2018

Jul 7, 2019, 9:29 am Reply

Alien city

Alexa Riley

Jul 7, 2019, 10:46 am Reply

They could put alot of refugee in this places

SLV

Jul 7, 2019, 10:17 pm Reply

The difference btw china and America is China plan their needs and construction (so it starts empty) America follow/fix the needs. It's not empty anymore https://blog.cadbull.com/laravel-filemanager/photos/shares/thumbs/5b113de7c44a8.jpg and for the "empty" apartment it's just because in Chinese culture it's way better to have a house to marrying (even if you don't live in this house because your work is somewhere else)

Trekni Li

Jul 7, 2019, 4:12 pm Reply

Currently Zhengzhou is a international mega city with more than 18 subway lines under construction. loads of lower class foreigners work there as English teachers.

Musical mayhem

Jul 7, 2019, 3:57 am Reply

Never ever in my god given life will I visit such a fucked up country. I had no idea how fucked it is there but thanks to you tube there are videos of people living in China in cages and closet like dwellings, meanwhile there are the other videos like this. Vast sprawling cities with no one living in them. FUCK CHINA AND THEIR FUCKED UP GOVERNMENT

Musical mayhem

Jul 7, 2019, 3:58 am Reply

Internment camps where they imprison people based on religion. BOYCOTT THIS COUNTRY

John Lee Bass

Jul 7, 2019, 5:54 pm Reply

HUMANS ARE SO FUCKING STUPID

lakshna mungur

Jul 7, 2019, 8:08 am Reply

On the other side, there are many homeless people in China…why the government cannot give those people the apartments at a lower price..they will have a better standard of living..their children won't suffer that much from poverty…The govt must remember that if there will be no people..the govt also can go extinct…The govt should STOP being greedy…I am lucky and grateful that I live in Mauritius?

Septian Adiputra

Jul 7, 2019, 12:43 pm Reply

And yet, there are shelter shortage occur.

Terry G

Jul 7, 2019, 10:07 pm Reply

IT'S STRATEGIC, SO THE USAF DOESN'T KNOW WHERE TO BOMB

Jamie Kloer

Jul 7, 2019, 7:43 am Reply

The replicated cities really bother me. It’s like picture of what is wrong with the world. Life is more than consumption. You cannot replace the history and culture of a city by building a replica. Just cold and heartless.

Your Daily Vlog 2019

Jul 7, 2019, 1:38 pm Reply

???

KaboosOnX1

Jul 7, 2019, 6:44 pm Reply

China better start their war with us soon before their own people rise up.

Ting Lu

Jul 7, 2019, 3:30 am Reply

Why House Price in China not free fall? Heard another round of house price hike in China.

Alana994 Aj

Jul 7, 2019, 4:25 am Reply

Real estate is fake economy unless one can actually afford one, usually overpriced

Tommy T

Jul 7, 2019, 9:39 am Reply

The video made by 2011. here is one of background building in Daya Bay. Housing bubble has never been busted. Weird??

jialun li

Jul 7, 2019, 2:15 pm Reply

Huh~Dude, you can say everything we lack of in china,

but people ? seriously? and in ZhengZhou? what is your problem!

do you really understand even a little about china. no, you don't !

now you go back to zhengzhou ,you might find that you can not afford even a small apartment.

Edward Chang

Jul 7, 2019, 4:14 pm Reply

I just watched a similar old report from CBS. Interesting to find another rather older report on Zheng Zhou new district, which literally was known as one of the greatest, if not the most famous ghost cities in mainland China back in 2011 when this report was made. It would be fun for you guys to pay a visit again probably in this year of 2019, witnessing by yourselves this currently most prosperous and heavily inhabited new executive district, with even a much higher house price than all the rest old executive districts of Zheng Zhou city. Maybe you would throw another "unbiased" report as continuation of this one declaring how "foresightful" you were back in 2011, wouldn't you? LOL.

Brent Grant

Jul 7, 2019, 3:06 am Reply

that is a good place to have refugees move into

Matthew Ng

Jul 7, 2019, 7:45 pm Reply

So many salty people here that just dont understand anything. Whatever, your loss

2ong son

Jul 7, 2019, 7:05 pm Reply

Dubai will be next, cost of living is rising. Salaries is not increasing. Expats are leaving. Tourism during summer is poor because of the heat.

mylo The Virus

Jul 7, 2019, 9:36 pm Reply

Seems like in China the rich gets richer & the poor gets poorer.

nemo

Jul 7, 2019, 11:47 pm Reply

You can only get so much out of mother earth for a growth economic system . the world needs economic stability not economic growth .

nemo

Jul 7, 2019, 11:52 pm Reply

It is the topsy turvy nature of the prevailing economic and financial system where over supply also means high value for the owners . In a rational economy over supply and lack of demand usually lowers the price . insanity .

adhd frank

Jul 7, 2019, 12:00 am Reply

9:16 young bohemians with super rich mommies and daddies would pay millions of bucks for groovy little one room "loft" like this in manhattan .

Reverent Halibut

Jul 7, 2019, 1:39 pm Reply

Infrastructure requires maintenance. These cities will crumble and fade away in a few short years without people. This model is doomed to fail.

R Z

Jul 7, 2019, 5:26 pm Reply

Ironic. 8 years later That CBD is the most prosperous & developed district in zhengzhou. Just google it.

Fitness & Friends ,with Barb

Jul 7, 2019, 4:55 pm Reply

They have money for malls,but not housing

S.L.S

Jul 7, 2019, 3:46 am Reply

Some of the comments here are rather hostile against China. Then there are the China bots telling us China is a well functioning country. If you discount the fact that there are cities in China where you have to wear a mask because the pollution is so bad, it is a major health hazard. If you discount that it's government is one of the most corrupt in the world and people living there are too afraid to speak out against the government for fear of their lives, then maybe it's not that bad a place. Problem is, no one is running to actually live there like they do in the US, Canada, the UK, France or Germany etc.

pgdog888

Jul 7, 2019, 4:25 pm Reply

For your information. Those cities are full of people now.

Darryl Wikohika

Jul 7, 2019, 7:50 pm Reply

China knows a war is coming n so they are preparing.the chinatowns tru-out the US n its allies countries are what will bring the war to US n its allies countrys own soils.it will be US cities,hospitals n schools being bombed n when the country is destroyed n the war is over the overseas chinese will return home to china.read SunTzu,the art of war its how vietnam kicked yanky pigs arse hahahaha

Soundra Pandian

Jul 7, 2019, 4:35 pm Reply

Beware India

Eugene Wong

Jul 7, 2019, 7:41 pm Reply

ur stupid, talk to professor Richard Wolff

Claude Moreau

Aug 8, 2019, 10:39 am Reply

china wisdom

RuxRox

Aug 8, 2019, 11:32 am Reply

Home ownership is not a human right! It is something that has to be reached via hard work so it will be appreciated higher than anything other than people.

DH_SIN

Aug 8, 2019, 7:16 am Reply

I remember going to Hong Kong and seeing a ghost city in 2003. By 2008 no units were empty.

Mônica Azevedo

Aug 8, 2019, 4:06 pm Reply

Welcome to a communist hell ….

Junior K

Aug 8, 2019, 4:51 pm Reply

Liar

Reaching for the STARS

Aug 8, 2019, 6:43 pm Reply

That’s where all the surviving Americans will go after ww3

Website guy

Aug 8, 2019, 9:08 pm Reply

Not a duplex a duplex is just 2 units

Dean Ismail

Aug 8, 2019, 10:08 pm Reply

Would be lovely to see an update to the developments featured in this, some 8 years since this clip was posted on Youtube.

Patricia Gurwitz

Aug 8, 2019, 1:17 am Reply

WHY. ???!?!!! ???!!!!!! ? !! ? ??!!!!!!

burdickd2

Aug 8, 2019, 6:00 am Reply

That's one big property bubble. When the bubble deflates – the World will starve.

That Person

Aug 8, 2019, 7:52 am Reply

When you dont have a Chernobyl setting so you built yourself one.

C M

Aug 8, 2019, 1:20 pm Reply

Did they create it to raise their high GDP so they fool everyone…just copying everything. .

James Broderick

Aug 8, 2019, 8:15 pm Reply

Here is our billions of dollars
That President Trump has spoke of.
They have built completely cities
And no one lives there

Mr Reign

Aug 8, 2019, 8:31 pm Reply

Straight up slaves

Thomas Pallardy

Aug 8, 2019, 11:16 pm Reply

Looks like the ideal place for all of the Democrats that will be disappointed in 2020 when Pres. Trump wins reelection.

Phyllis Woirhaye

Aug 8, 2019, 12:01 am Reply

Greed.

Full Moon Mama

Aug 8, 2019, 3:59 am Reply

If the government builds the buildings, who is making the profit?

Jerry Yah

Aug 8, 2019, 12:48 pm Reply

Now can you do a documentary on America and great Britain how they kill million of people around the world in including their own people? How many are starving and poor in America. And how the educational system is crumbling and lack of jobs for citizens here in America? Let's see that

spyhunter 15

Aug 8, 2019, 1:11 pm Reply

Well said:owning a home is not a dream but a basic human rights.

Niladre Chakravarty

Aug 8, 2019, 1:54 pm Reply

Chinese bubble will burst soon…

Mike B

Aug 8, 2019, 2:03 pm Reply

Can Someone say Worlds Largest Housing Bubble.

COOL GUY

Aug 8, 2019, 2:40 pm Reply

Imagine the no. Of trees cut for it

Nancy Hobson

Aug 8, 2019, 3:39 pm Reply

The empty apartments-to put you in, when they conquer your country??

Juli Jerome

Aug 8, 2019, 8:52 pm Reply

Everyone of those empty buildings can be used for living space and then maybe they can start having more children again but probably those children will have a Chinese father and a Southeast Asian mother because I have read articles and watched documentaries that Chinese women no longer want to be boxed in like they were for centuries and Southeastern Asian women rather be with a well off or middle class Chinaman than some of their poverty stricken countrymen. Some Southeast Asian women on the other hand rather stay in their own countries regardless of poverty. Money doesn't make happiness!

Alisa Aquino

Aug 8, 2019, 2:07 am Reply

Homeless people on hongkong should move in here. Lol

Zhou新

Aug 8, 2019, 5:29 am Reply

还用上了二胡配乐,哈哈!

Zhou新

Aug 8, 2019, 5:32 am Reply

中国即将崩溃,中国殖民世界 同时发生

TONY STARK

Aug 8, 2019, 11:17 am Reply

America nuke this city ???

Ana Chilin

Aug 8, 2019, 11:03 pm Reply

radiation from FUKUSHIMA Japan. people know about the radioactivity from FUKUSHIMA JAPAN and are not allowed to talk about
they will get in trouble by the government.

Ana Chilin

Aug 8, 2019, 11:06 pm Reply

This is how the World will look like in a few decades from nuclear power MELTDOWNS.?????☠️☠️☠️????☣️☢️☣️☢️☣️☢️⬆️☢️⬆️☢️??☢️⬆️☢️????☢️☣️????☢️???

John Schaeffer Mike

Aug 8, 2019, 6:48 am Reply

WELL

THERE ARE ….

18.6 MILLION EMPTY HOUSES…

IN
COWBOY LAND…

WHY DO NOT YOU SPEAK ABOUT…..

ALLEZ SALUT

WILLIAM DEMARAY

Aug 8, 2019, 4:06 pm Reply

Why don't they bulid affordable housing for their people. This makes no sense to build such expensive apartments that no one can afford

gourmet cavewoman

Aug 8, 2019, 9:02 pm Reply

What a waste. So many homeless people in the world

gourmet cavewoman

Aug 8, 2019, 9:10 pm Reply

Creating a big problem just like their one child policy. Not enough woemen …mostly men. Lol ?

gourmet cavewoman

Aug 8, 2019, 9:10 pm Reply

The Chinese are not as smart as it's made us believe

gourmet cavewoman

Aug 8, 2019, 9:12 pm Reply

Unless they get programs to help the poor there will be another revolution

gourmet cavewoman

Aug 8, 2019, 9:15 pm Reply

What a mess ????

TheCarnivalguy

Aug 8, 2019, 9:29 pm Reply

If you build it, they won't necessarily come.

Brother Dustin

Aug 8, 2019, 2:00 am Reply

This is what happens when a cultures government abandons all knowledge of God and follow nothing but sin. Repent for the hour is late. Receive salvation threw Christ before the day of judgement soon arrives. I pray the people of China will all know Christ's love being caught up out of the oppression of it's evil occupiers of tyranny.

wow #

Aug 8, 2019, 2:58 pm Reply

HUMM!!
It looks like China is putting up quite a show, so the ( ILLUSION ) of mass people to give the ( IDEA ) OF A ( MASSEIVE ARMY ) HUMM!!!!!
AN A MASSIVE GROWTH IN MARKET AND TRADE , INTERESTING BUSINESS STRATEGY,.
BUT NOT UNUSUAL FOR BUSINESS STRATEGY.
BUT INTERESTING BECAUSE ITS A COUNTRY WHERE LIKE SOOOOOOO MANY COUNTRY'S THERE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT ( $$$$ ) BUT IN 5 YEARS ARE THEY GOING TO BE ABLE TO BUY A HOME?
The answer was NO!!!
YEAH THAT'S SAD.

YT Info

Aug 8, 2019, 7:51 pm Reply

Its just not finished and open….

mabatommy

Aug 8, 2019, 11:58 am Reply

What a hobby, building skyscrapers for looking at only.

Roland Tuason

Aug 8, 2019, 11:12 pm Reply

The real reasons??? Serious massive pollution in these places.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollution_in_China

Kristin Gallo

Aug 8, 2019, 6:41 pm Reply

Because America doesn't have empty malls or houses or homeless. Ok

Jene Cheah

Aug 8, 2019, 10:40 am Reply

CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY propaganda is to deceive the world that China economy is strong and nations will be be impressed to welcome China into their nations to invest, not just getting foreigners coming into its country to invest. Ccp is interested in ruling the world at the expense of its citizens. Communist supposed to be communal sharing but nothing abt ccp is abt sharing wealth. It adopts capitalism to hoard power and riches of the world. Ccp strengthened its military, surveilance tech n getting nations into debt trap.

Frank Lucientes

Aug 8, 2019, 4:21 am Reply

Its one of two things there either tring to keep there millionaires there or anticipating a war along the coast and 64 millon apts would be handy in a war

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