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Empty Buildings in China’s Provincial Cities Testify to Evergrande Debacle

Empty Buildings in China’s Provincial Cities Testify to Evergrande Debacle

LU’AN, China—Rows of residential towers, some 26 stories high, stand unfinished in this provincial city about 350 miles west of Shanghai, their plastic tarps flapping in the wind.

Elsewhere in Lu’an, golden Pegasus statues guard an uncompleted $9 billion theme park that was supposed to be bigger than Disneyland. A planned $4 billion electric-vehicle plant, central to local leaders’ economic dreams, remains a steel frame with overgrown vegetation spilling into the road.

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