|No one lives here|
China has more than 600 'ghost cities' like this one. And more are under construction.
It's all part of China's Urbanization Movement which requires local communities to build or loose tax dollars. End purpose is to have a place for the enormous numbers of people living outside population centers to become citified. And amazingly, by comparing numbers, that would be enough space for every American family--all 350 million of us.
Now as you might guess, it is not a simple as all that, but China doesn't seem overly concerned.
Now about the cement: Since 2012, China cement production has grown 3000%. That is more cement than the United States has
In 2014 China produced enough cement to make 330 billion cubic feet of concrete. That's enough to cover the entire island of Manhattan in 520 feet of concrete... about half-way up the Empire State Building.