Huge pure Copper statue in front of Ordos` municipal building (this picture is from Times,Of course, every foreign media would give the pictures of China 50 shades of grey to make it looks like an abandoned Silent Hill ).

You may or may not see a report from New York Times:

Ordos: China’s Modern Ghost Town

Quote: “Founded in February of 2001, Ordos, whose name translates from the Mongolian into “palaces,” is an enigmatic riddle. It is an empty city although it is inhabited and it is richer by far than the nation’s capitol, Beijiing.

Explanations are in order. The city’s 1,548,000 could hardly classify it as a ghost town as far as population numbers go, but much of its futuristic infrastructure is over-developed, unused and under-designed.

The growth of Ordos is positively absurd; its density remains 17.8 people per square kilometer. By comparison, New York City has 157.91 habitants per square kilometer.

(image via: time)

It took five years to build this ghost town with funds created by a $585 billion stimulus package meant to bolster China’s economy despite its painful recession. The Inner Mongolian city was meant to accommodate some one million residents and yet it remains empty.”

“It’s been called the Dubai of northern China, showered with wealth, packed with public infrastructure and located near to precious natural resources in a region plagued by water-supply troubles. But the urban center of Ordos City, known as ‘Kangbashi New Area’, has been mostly deserted for five years. Kangbashi isn’t a ghost town due to economic issues, contamination or any other common cause of such abandonment – the government simply can’t convince people to move there.”

That is the city we are talking about today. If you talk to a Chinese people, mentionning Ordos, first thing coming up is : ghost city. Even though, that is the story of 15 years ago, the stereotype image has been made. “However, by 2017, Kangbashi had become more populated with a resident population of 153,000 and around one-third of apartments occupied. ”

Of course, Ordos is much more than a ghost city.

Ordos is one of the most prosperous regions of China when measured by GDP figures. With a nominal per-capita GDP of US$34,352 and ppp per capita GDP of $65,192 in 2016, it ranks first among prefecture-level divisions in the entire Chinese mainland, and second in the PRC (including Hong Kong & Macau), behind Macau (Nominal GDP per capita: US$67,079; GDP (PPP) per capita: $96,148). It is extremely rich in natural resources, having one sixth of the national coal reserves. The pillars of its economy are textiles (wool), coal mining, petrochemicals, electricity generation, production of building materials, and bitcoin mining. An industrial park in Dalad Banner is home to one of the world’s largest bitcoin ‘mines’ – really a massive server farm – owned by Beijing-based Bitmain.

China is building a third ICBM site near Hanggin Banner, Ordos City, in Inner Mongolia. It will hold more than 100 new DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missiles. It joins two other ICBM fields at Yumen and Hami. (You wankers wouldn`t read it, but fyi,these information might be in the quiz)

Come to hash on Saturday, we Inner Mongolian hares prepared nice and fancy Mongolia drinking stuff and Ordos snacks  for quiz section.

Dresscode: Inner Mongolian (elements of sheep, cows, horses, wolves or fur or whatever).

Walking hares: Doggy Nipple Liquor
Running hares: Shitposter_69, Just Ru

What; A-to-A hash (bag drop at the restaurant), and the trail ( not the restaurant) is  dog-friendly but not kid-friendly.

When: Saturday, 18thof Feb.
Gather at 1:30 pm. Hash starts at 2:00 pm.

Meet Up: Beijing Ordos hotel北京鄂尔多斯艾力酒店/餐厅

D’ERECTIONS: Subway station Dengshikou line 5 , Exit C 五号线灯市口C出口,步行或骑车1200米。

Subway station Chaoyangmen line 2/6, Exit G. 二号线或六号线朝阳门站,G出口,步行或骑车1500米。

Hash cash: 30 RMB covers water and beer on trail and circle.Hash dinner will be Inner Mongolian cuisine including barbeque lamb. It will be over hash dinner budget of 75per person, so will do AA.

Restaurant: Beijing Ordos Hotel 北京鄂尔多斯艾力酒店

As usual, this is an adult activity in which we behave like children so expect to see nonsense, licentiousness, a modest level of drunkenness and considerable rude behaviour going on. There may be vomiting on this occasion. Don’t be offended; we’re always like that and if you’re here you’re doing it too. For all of those reasons this isn’t a kid-friendly activity so – unless you’re table 1 – best stay home. More regular members of society are of course very welcome and can of course take part, but be polite, don’t be purposefully rude and remember that if you’re running there’s no winner.