Subsidence is causing the ground to sink by as much as 2.8cm a year in Chengdu’s most badly affected areas. Photo: Thinkstock

Many Chinese cities are slowly sinking – and intensive urbanisation means it will only get worse, say experts

City governments such as Beijing and Shanghai taking steps to halt subsidence, often caused by excessive extraction of underground water

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Subsidence is causing the ground to sink by as much as 2.8cm a year in Chengdu’s most badly affected areas. Photo: Thinkstock
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