An incredible article in the UK MailOnline examines cities being built in China that are vacant:
These amazing satellite images show sprawling cities built in remote parts of China that have been left completely abandoned, sometimes years after their construction.
Elaborate public buildings and open spaces are completely unused, with the exception of a few government vehicles near communist authority offices.
Some estimates put the number of empty homes at as many as 64 million, with up to 20 new cities being built every year in the country's vast swathes of free land.
Now why would Beijing be building vacant cities in remote parts of China?
Well....clearly such metropolises would come in handy after the dust settles from a nuclear third world war with the West. The prospect of such a conflict also serves to explain why the Russians have spent a fortune on a colossal nuclear war-fighting bunker the size of Washington DC under the Ural mountains.
But let's not think about that, right? Americans want to watch football and American Idol and not fret about the machinations of the 'Old Enemy' even though it's increasingly clear that a conflict between the Communist East and Capitalist West has been in the works all along.
March 2011 Video Story Update:
December 2011 Update: China 'has up to 3,000 nuclear weapons hidden in tunnels', three-year study of secret documents reveals