Empty Homes, Shattered Dreams: China's "Ghost Castles"

NHK WORLD PRIME

49m 00s
Broadcast on September 11, 2021 Available until September 11, 2022

A curious sight has emerged in the economically flourishing cities of China: Apartment buildings in which construction halts midway. Locals refer to them as "ghost castles." Residents of one such building in Wuhan live in rooms without water or electricity, struggling under the financial weight of repaying the mortgage for an unfinished home. This program examines the shadow behind real estate development through the turmoil faced by the residents who have become victims of a ghost castle.

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