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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 11:38 AM
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China's Empty City of Ordos
 
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Posted on DU: September 09, 2011
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- It would seem that it doesn't matter whether the state or the street runs Capitalism, it's a stupid and wasteful system either way.....
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 11:54 AM
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1. Maybe people would move there if they named it Zardoz.


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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 12:33 PM
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3. ....
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The Wielding Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 11:59 AM
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2. Located in inner Mongolia. Said here to be a government project.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordos_City
Ordos is one of the richest regions of China. With a nominal per-capita GDP of US$14,500 in 2008, it is ranked ahead of the capital city of China, Beijing. It is extremely rich in natural resources, having one sixth of the coal reserve in China. The pillars of its economy are textile (wool), coal mining, petrochemicals, electricity generation and production of building materials.

Ordos is known for its lavish government projects, including the new Ordos City, a city of exquisite buildings and abundant infrastructure seldom used by residents.
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 12:35 PM
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4. In China.....
...even the private projects are government projects.

- And many of which appear to be polluted or poisoned in some way.....




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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 12:46 PM
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5. Good point
I fear this will be the future of America, or whatever succeeds it, once the Koch Brother$ have taken over. And you won't see any of it on the six o'clock news, but right wing morons own all the television stations and, even though they personally know it's fact, they'll tell the public that global warming is a hoax.

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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 12:52 PM
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6. American money built this ghost town
And we can't agree to fix our potholes here. Oh how the mighty have fallen. :cry:
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WDIM Donating Member (267 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 01:41 PM
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7. That should all be public housing!
If they are truly a communist country...

What are a squatters rights in China?

Might move there...

The Chinese had a response to this story.

"We want to thank the American Consumer for all your cash and we look forward to more stimulus money!"

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