Guest post by our roving China correspondent Suzuki Samurai
China announced last month it had commissioned a new aircraft carrier.
This is not that aircraft carrier. These are photos of a concrete aircraft carrier in a man-made lake in a city called Binzhou.
Legend has it the thing was built as a casino, but the hapless mug who did so forgot that there are no 'official' legal gambling establishments allowed in mainland China. So what is there is instead is a complete concrete carrier the size of a Charles de Gaulle class concrete block.
There is some commercial activity here though...a wee fella selling bottles of water.
Let no one call it malinvestment.
Suzuki Samurai is … well you know who he is:
[Pictures by Suzuki Samurai]