Darker side of the Guangzhou

Villages in the city, Cheng Zhong Cun, are a special phenomenon of Chinese urban geography. Due to extremely fast urbanisation after 1970s there are about 139 villages caught between skyscrapers in Guangzhou. Many has already disappeared and more are torn down every year. Despite the bad living conditions in the Xiancun village many people remains since the government compensation for their property is not high enough. In the past there were several clashes between police and the villagers refusing to leave. Due to the dense constructions some streets in the village are as dark as night…

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~ by matjazz on June 22, 2013.

One Response to “Darker side of the Guangzhou”

  1. a hidden world, a repressed voice…

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