I’ve found an interesting article on BBC about a visual example of what chinese goverment planning strategies are about. One of those new cities, of a network of megalopolis around the country, that are simply erected in a farmland because it’s strategic location. This one is located in Wuxi, near Chongqing). The sigularity of the article lies on the fact that the first broadcast of the documentary is in 2006, so it is possible to apreciate the progress in the growth of the city.
(Picture from panoramio: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/11357061)
Even with this documentary point of view -concerned on the efects of those decisions for the local citizens, most of them relocated- I recommend it, as it helps to understand the strenght of the change that China is experiencing nowadays.