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Photos: A fever of destruction, construction and abandonment in China

Jing Jin City in Tianjin, China, is about 100 miles from Beijing. Shown here in June 2014, it consists of about 3,000 finished villas -- out of a planned 8,000 -- of which perhaps 300 are occupied. Learn more about Jing Jin City in a photo essay on the website Failed Architecture.

China's 'ghost cities': A fever of destruction, construction and abandonment

Overzealous construction in China has left the country with a large number of empty developments clinging to the outskirts of major cities -- a problem that some real estate developers have sought to solve with a bizarre side industry in the rental of Westerners to glamorize the areas and attract visitors. Click here for a short video report on the rent-a-foreigner industry, and click through this slideshow to see some of those "ghost cities" and other evidence of China's fever of destruction, construction and abandonment.