Villagers ousted to make way for new border crossing

September 11, 2014

A multi-billion-dollar plan to build the Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai checkpoint is struggling to meet its schedule, as some to-be-displaced villagers request a further extension of the removal deadline to March next year after the government postponed the clearance date to later this month.  A remote agricultural community of more than two centuries old, the border village of Chuk Yuen is facing drastic changes brought by developments on both sides of the Shenzhen River.