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A state-owned company started building "Liquor City" in a suburb of Luliang to help diversify the economy away from coal. But a massive anti-corruption campaign has damaged demand for expensive Chinese baijiu, or white liquor, and for now, the factory complex remains unfinished. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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China's White Elephants: Ghost Cities, Lonely Airports, Desolate Factories

China's economic growth is slowing and misallocation of resources is making things worse. In one city in recession, the new airport is mostly empty and plans for a giant liquor factory have stalled.

A state-owned company started building "Liquor City" in a suburb of Luliang to help diversify the economy away from coal. But a massive anti-corruption campaign has damaged demand for expensive Chinese baijiu, or white liquor, and for now, the factory complex remains unfinished. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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China's White Elephants: Ghost Cities, Lonely Airports, Desolate Factories

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