Many provinces in China have embarked on ‘village consolidation’ campaigns, evicting residents from predominately rural land to aid urbanisation. Photo: Lea LiMany provinces in China have embarked on ‘village consolidation’ campaigns, evicting residents from predominately rural land to aid urbanisation. Photo: Lea Li
Many provinces in China have embarked on ‘village consolidation’ campaigns, evicting residents from predominately rural land to aid urbanisation. Photo: Lea Li

China’s urbanisation drive leaves some rural residents ‘heartbroken’ as local governments accused of unfair evictions

  • Local governments, desperate for new revenue sources, are forcing rural families out of their homes without adequate compensation, according to critics
  • Experts say aim of China’s urbanisation campaign to boost development is sound, but implementation at the local level has been suspect
Topic |   China economy
Many provinces in China have embarked on ‘village consolidation’ campaigns, evicting residents from predominately rural land to aid urbanisation. Photo: Lea LiMany provinces in China have embarked on ‘village consolidation’ campaigns, evicting residents from predominately rural land to aid urbanisation. Photo: Lea Li
Many provinces in China have embarked on ‘village consolidation’ campaigns, evicting residents from predominately rural land to aid urbanisation. Photo: Lea Li
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