Solyndra was a solar panel factory that received 500 million dollar Government funding. When it was ready to flood the market with green energy, Chinese competitors halved the price, driving Solyndra to instant bankrupcy.
So it is not only the Chinese Government that is building empty cities and empty factories but America, with its infatuation with greenness, is spending money on white elephants. Governments are bad in industrial policy, as European Socialism demonstrated. Yet American socialists have learned nothing.