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Utopia, Part 3: The World's Largest Shopping Mall

  • Aired: 08/18/2009
  • 13:16
  • Expires: 08/17/2013
  • Rating: TV-PG
If you thought Minnesota's Mall of America was the world's biggest shopping center, think again. South China Mall is a Vegas-like spectacle built in 2005 that now sits almost entirely empty. In the current economic climate, could this be a symbol of things to come?
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The world's largest shopping mall, in Guangzhou, China, is almost entirely empty.
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