The Dongshankou area of Guangzhou is well known among many Cantonese people around the world, but development plans could see several historical buildings razed. Photo: Shutterstock The Dongshankou area of Guangzhou is well known among many Cantonese people around the world, but development plans could see several historical buildings razed. Photo: Shutterstock
The Dongshankou area of Guangzhou is well known among many Cantonese people around the world, but development plans could see several historical buildings razed. Photo: Shutterstock

Guangzhou’s latest urban development plan sparks debate about preserving cultural roots

  • One of the few remaining traditional neighbourhoods in Guangzhou looks to be the latest casualty of rapid gentrification and urbanisation
  • Local residents and outsiders are flowing into the area to snap pictures and reminisce before homes are demolished

Topic |   China economy
The Dongshankou area of Guangzhou is well known among many Cantonese people around the world, but development plans could see several historical buildings razed. Photo: Shutterstock The Dongshankou area of Guangzhou is well known among many Cantonese people around the world, but development plans could see several historical buildings razed. Photo: Shutterstock
The Dongshankou area of Guangzhou is well known among many Cantonese people around the world, but development plans could see several historical buildings razed. Photo: Shutterstock
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