Empty Homes, Shattered Dreams: China's "Ghost Castles"
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.
Jiangnan Homes, a high-rise apartment complex in Wuhan that has become a ghost castle
One of the people suing the developers for breach of contract after the homes went unfinished
The residents of Jiangnan Homes stage a sit-in demonstration in front of the local government building