China’s Replica Ghost towns
Might seem a bit random to be interested in this, considering what’s going on in the world, but it was actually from a post going around messenger at the moment that had a rather unbelievable (although “anything is possible these days“) conspiracy claim, and whilst I don’t think it holds any weight, and I’m not going to spend too much time on it as I have too many other topics I’m working on right now and if there is a war, I think it would have a different end-goal than what was claimed, I clicked on the video that was attached and got interested enough to look at these ghost cities for a couple of hours and I thought I’d just post the notes here.
If you haven’t seen the message going around, I wouldn’t be too worried – there wasn’t any verifiable references to believe (hearsay, bar-talk, no reason to believe that it might be plausible), I was just interested in these ghost towns anyway after watching the video.
At first glance it makes no sense, isn’t it a bit strange / peculiar / bizarre / weird that there would be all these empty new cities without people living in it when there are millions of Chinese people living below poverty?
Well, most of the videos I watched all had some pretty valid reasons (a corrupt government for one, greedy building developers, and some other interesting ideas…) not that I can trust any YouTube video as a reference given the times we’re in when nothing you see on these networks can be believed, but for “interest’s sake”, it was an interesting few hours.
|01||Dec 3, 2019 “11 cities that China copied from the rest of the world that you won’t believe are knockoffs” https://www.insider.com/cities-china-ripped-off-from-the-rest-of-the-world-2016-8|
|02||21 Feb 2019 – Inside China’s ghost cities | 60 Minutes Australia https://youtu.be/Ie6zd3Rwu4c|
|03||21 Mar 2021 – Housing Crisis — China’s Reckoning (Part 2) https://youtu.be/EgVXRtq5EIg|
|04||15 Dec 2018 – Why 50 Million Chinese Homes are Empty https://youtu.be/f5SE47Xjx2Q|
|05||Full list of sources in video https://pastebin.com/FPVU9SaG|
|06||18 April 2011 – China’s Empty Cities House 64 Million Empty Apartments https://youtu.be/wm7rOKT151Y|
|07||21 May 2021 – China’s competition for living space https://youtu.be/C6wY2b9amnA|
|08||China Builds Fake Paris, London and Jackson Hole | An Inside Look https://youtu.be/tO6A7G1TwOI|
|09||Worldometer Australia Population https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/australia-population/|
|10||Australian Bureau of Statistics https://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs%40.nsf/Web%2BPages/Population%2BClock?opendocument=&ref=HPKI|
|11||Military and Security Developments involving the People’s Republic of China, 20202, Annual Report to Congress, Pages vii, 38, 40, 44, 52 https://media.defense.gov/2020/Sep/01/2002488689/-1/-1/1/2020-DOD-CHINA-MILITARY-POWER-REPORT-FINAL.PDF|
|12||China Military Size 1985-2022 https://www.macrotrends.net/countries/CHN/china/military-army-size|
|13||2022 China Military Strength https://www.globalfirepower.com/country-military-strength-detail.php?country_id=china|
|14||Military and Security Developments involving the People’s Republic of China, 20202, Annual Report to Congress, Page 74 https://media.defense.gov/2020/Sep/01/2002488689/-1/-1/1/2020-DOD-CHINA-MILITARY-POWER-REPORT-FINAL.PDF|
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|16||30 June 2018 Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land https://cdn.tspace.gov.au/uploads/sites/79/2018/12/Register_of_Foreign_Ownership_of_Agr.pdf|
|17||1 Dec, 2019 – DailyMail – From farms and coal mines to airports and water supplies: How China is gobbling up millions of acres of land, vital infrastructure and companies – as part of its ‘disturbing’ plan to exert greater influence and control over Australia https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7725675/How-China-owns-Australia-buying-infrastructure-land-water.html|
|18||27 Dec, 2017 – DailyMail – Revealed: The Australian airport owned by CHINA – and a secretive firm paid just $1 for a 100-YEAR lease on the land https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5213765/China-owns-Australian-airport-paying-1-lease.html|
|19||21 Oct, 2021 How Australia Is Crashing the World Economy And Taking Down China https://youtu.be/uGzCQZUrs2k|
|20||Gravitas Live | China humiliated in the Pacific | Small Pacific countries reject china’s deal | WION https://youtu.be/AnSlanpLGYA|