How China’s traditional villages are falling victim to its global ambitions

  • Photojournalist Wang Xiaoyan’s pictures of a vanishing settlement in Shanxi’s Taihang mountains reflect the fate of thousands of similar villages in China
  • Intangible cultural heritage assets are being lost in the relentless pursuit of economic growth
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Hong Kong has the highest life expectancy in the world – what is the secret behind it?

The dense, compact environment – with easy access to medical facilities – combined with the traditional Chinese culture of caring for the elderly have contributed to its population living to a ripe old age. But can it retain the title of highest life expectancy in the world?

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