The Darkness Around China's "Ghost Castles"

Asia Insight

28m 00s
Broadcast on February 26, 2021 Available until March 19, 2022

China is one of the few nations experiencing economic growth among COVID-19. But the swift pace of real estate development has led to a strange phenomenon all over the country: "Ghost castles," apartments where building has halted. Hopeful residents are unable to live in the unfinished apartments, all while stuck in deep debt. A group of artists has begun creating art based on the buildings in order to draw attention to the plight. In this episode, we examine this issue faced by modern China.

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