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China's largest 'ghost city' booms again thanks to education fever

Home prices in Ordos's Kangbashi district soar after top-flight school relocates

These apartment blocks in Ordos' Kangbashi District may appear unoccupied, but few of the rooms are empty, residents say. (Photo by Iori Kawate)

ORDOS, China -- Kangbashi, a town in the middle of barren Inner Mongolia deserts, once found itself stuck with rows of newly built-but-vacant apartment buildings, earning a nationwide reputation as a guicheng, or ghost town.

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