The ghost towns of China:
Amazing satellite images show cities meant to be home to millions lying deserted

Last updated at 10:53 AM on 18th December 2010

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.

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Does China know something we don't? Is there a plan or something else?

TONS of empty buildings with few cars parked (I'm guessing workers of some sort).