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Workers use wires and steel rebars to build the skeleton of a building on the site of a new apartment development on the outskirts of Yulin, Shaanxi Province, China on 14 August, 2011. Like many coal rich regions in China's arid northwest, a vast amount of mineral wealth has been re-invested into the local economy in the form of speculative real estate ventures, creating hundreds of new cities that claims few real residents.
Workers use wires and steel rebars to build the skeleton of a building on the site of a new apartment development on the outskirts of Yulin, Shaanxi Province, China on 14 August, 2011. Like many coal rich regions in China's arid northwest, a vast amount of mineral wealth has been re-invested into the local economy in the form of speculative real estate ventures, creating hundreds of new cities that claims few real residents.