Despite high inflation levels, China's economy is the world's second largest.
And as it continues to grow, so too do the building projects. Investors see them as a safe bet to place their money.
Al Jazeera's Melissa Chan has this report from Ordos, a wealthy coal-mining town in Inner Mongolia, originally designed to house one million people, yet hardly anyone lives there
Inflation in China pulled back in August. It was 6.2 percent compared with the same month last year. In July it reach a three-year high of 6.5 percent.