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

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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