A sign informing residents of Chentian village that a notice of relocation has been issued. Photos: He Huifeng

China’s mass urbanisation projects mean the end for Guangzhou’s 800-year-old urban villages

  • In Guangdong province, villages are being torn down to make way for modern office buildings and apartment complexes as part of the ‘Greater Bay Area’ plan
  • Chentian village has stood for over 800 years and is home to an estimated 100,000 residents, but will transform in just a few years
Topic |   China economy

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A sign informing residents of Chentian village that a notice of relocation has been issued. Photos: He Huifeng
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He Huifeng

He Huifeng

He Huifeng is an award-winning journalist and has been focusing on mainland news reporting since 2001 for several overseas media. She has gained an in-depth knowledge of political, economic and social issues on the mainland through years of close observation, which has given her a love for journalism in the field.