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A worker operate 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.
A worker operate 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.