Many 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

Many 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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