Demolition begins in the neighbourhood. Pictures: Theodore Kaye

The last days of Shenzhen’s great urban village

A smudge on Shenzhen’s pastel landscape, the lively, gritty urban village of Baishizhou has been crucial to the city’s success. With its tangled streets facing demolition, can a shift in policy save the neighbourhood?

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Demolition begins in the neighbourhood. Pictures: Theodore Kaye
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