“Shenzhen City” on the outskirts of Kashgar in Xinjiang remains a ghost town, reflecting Beijing’s struggle to bring prosperity to the region. Photo: AFP

Ghost cities haunt stability dream in China’s far west

Several ambitious projects around Kashgar have stagnated despite government plans to put Xinjiang’s economy on a par with the rest of the nation

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“Shenzhen City” on the outskirts of Kashgar in Xinjiang remains a ghost town, reflecting Beijing’s struggle to bring prosperity to the region. Photo: AFP
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