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

Special | 13m 16s

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?

Aired: 08/18/09

Expired: 08/17/13

Rating: TV-PG

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