>They just keep building them to boost their gdp.
>They can always just move there in case of actual plauge.
Both these statements are partially incorrect.
The ghost towns you're talking about aren't created by the government per se but by private Chinese corporations, but in China "private" just means "they take forceful loans from the Chinese government so they're perennially in the Party's hands". Most people do not realize this, because of the inscrutable oriental deal you get with a lot of Asians. but the Chinese really are one of the most traitorous and exploit-heavy people in the world, surpassing the Jews in every possible direction (except for warfare, the Chinese haven't won a single battle on their own strength in the past century).
Basically, there's three different groups trying to screw each other over, and the product of their hard work is cities filled with weak buildings and empty lots of arable land just wasted by debris and pollution:
1) The Chinese Government, which invests a metric ton of money into these companies to keep as many people employed (contrary to popular belief, the PRC wants their workers to LOWER their working and living conditions, because otherwise the lack of certain base necessities you may see in a first world country would surely inspire actual activism instead of the constant fear that permeates their society, think about the pork they can't consume - if you've got nothing, you've got nothing to lose). At the same time, local administrations get bribed immensely by construction companies to change rural areas into urban ones, so they can get economic stimuli to build vacant parking lots and replica cities;
2) The Construction Companies themselves, which abuse a very big loophole in Chink ownership laws: basically, to cut a long story short, every building in China is LOANED by the PRC to a private citizen or company for around 99 years (I may be wrong on the number of years, but it's a set amount), after which it gets repossessed by the PRC. Because of this, Construction Companies prefer focusing on quantity rather than quality (why build something to the highest regulations if it's going to be taken away from you anyways?) so they concentrate as much effort as possible into building as much shit as possible to keep the money coming in and provide barely any upkeep to their buildings. But it doesn't matter to them because of
3) Private Chinese citizens. Basically, in China a man's worth depends on the amount of houses he possesses, so there's this symbiotic relationship between 2) and 3) where the former give out apartments in distant, empty swaths of land for dirt cheap while the latter buys all the lots that the former can't sell and relieves the company of any pressure in maintaining the building.
Too bad they're literally killing their own country by removing what little arable land they had.
Also, said empty cities don't have any running water, a few have electricity but it's a premium and in isolated areas. The Chinese govt would be better off just nuking their own Tier 2 cities than relocating there.
Can you back up that Indians are doing the right thing for once?
It's useless though, China has one of the worst population pyramids in the world, they're murderraping Uyghurs because they're the only ones that can potentially replace them in numbers.
>due to Chinese fucking like rabbits
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