Sweatshops in China are still very common despite the rapid growth of Chinese economy. 85% of China's poor live in rural areas and many are forced to leave their homes in search of work in urban towns and cities. Usually these workers are victim to poor conditions such as forced and excessive overtime and high levels of occupational disease and injuries.
Tianducheng, in China’s Zhejiang district, began in 2007. It was meant to be a luxurious gated community resembling Paris. The highlight of the town is its 354-foot replica of the Eiffel tower, but plenty of Paris’ other landmarks have been faithfully recreated here. The development was built to house 100,000 people and to draw rural families into a bustling metropolitan area. As of 2007, (the last time the population was counted), only 2,000 souls inhabited the gated compound.
12 eerie images of enormous Chinese cities completely empty of people