In this little documentary we see yet another example of why centralized government control over economies doesn't work. As if we needed yet another example in the first place. The central government demands a certain amount of growth in GDP from the local governments and so they go out and waste money building lots of useless new cities that nobody lives in.
Perhaps the saddest part of this piece, though, is some of the people impoverished by these absurd programs think they need more government intervention to save them. They can't seem to understand that greater government intervention wont save them from the problems current government intervention has created. It's unnerving really.