A Few Of China's Most Ridiculous 'Bridges To Nowhere'

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Reporting from Wangjiang, China, the LA Times describes some of the most ridiculous projects undertaken by Chinese local governments for the sake of boosting production.

Here’s a few examples from the article:

  • A $10 million government headquaters the size of the Pentagon in the middle of rural Wangjiang
  • A $45 million giant clocktower in remote Ganzhou
  • A $44 million hotel shaped like a pingpong paddle in Anhui
  • A $7 million imitation of the Sydney Opera House, in a building which houses a hotel and restaurant but no opera
  • A $1.3 million replica steam-powered train in Dancheng, which overturned on its first day and isn’t used anymore

There’s at least $1.7 trillion worth of local government debt built into projects like this.

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