Hong Kong Wants to House 1.1 Million People on Artificial Islands to Solve Housing Crisis

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The “Yick Cheong Building” in the Quarry Bay area of Hong Kong. Image: Vincent Isore/IP3/Getty Images

The South China Sea has become a stage for Hong Kong’s dystopic future wherein 1.1 million people, many displaced by a housing crisis, are expected to live on artificial islands within the next 30 years.

Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, outlined a plan for the ambitious geoengineering project in a policy address on Wednesday. Dubbed “Lantau Tomorrow Vision,” it will add 4,200 acres of new land near Lantau Island, Hong Kong’s largest outlying island at the mouth of the Pearl River. The location was selected from a list of several potential sites. Hong Kong’s government has yet to attach a price to the project,


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