Two years ago, Al Jazeera’s China correspondent Melissa Chan visited the city of Ordos in Inner Mongolia and found an entire town raised from the desert in just five years, complete with gleaming skyscrapers and futuristic buildings. Only problem was, nobody was actually living there.
Well, Melissa has just returned to the city to see if things have changed. Here’s what she found: the city’s still in the middle of nowhere, still waiting for signs of life, and — believe it or not — still in the middle of a relentless construction boom.
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Here’s Melissa Chan’s report back in 2009: