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To assess how abandoned China’s ‘ghost cities’ really are, check for dogs, eat noodles and take three other steps

conomists have long tracked China's vacant apartment buildings and abandoned shopping malls in order to evaluate the nation's real estate market, but appearances can be deceiving when it comes to understanding just how empty these "ghost cities" really are.
6 months ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is an editorial consultant with SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.
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