Authorities in southeast China’s Jiangxi have been seizing and destroying coffins as part of a campaign to become a cremation only province. Photo: Handout Authorities in southeast China’s Jiangxi have been seizing and destroying coffins as part of a campaign to become a cremation only province. Photo: Handout
Authorities in southeast China’s Jiangxi have been seizing and destroying coffins as part of a campaign to become a cremation only province. Photo: Handout
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Coffins smashed, seized, exhumed in China as province bans burials to save land

Authorities in southeast Jiangxi province say ‘cremation only’ regulations will preserve land resources, but heavy-handed policy draws criticism even from state media

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Authorities in southeast China’s Jiangxi have been seizing and destroying coffins as part of a campaign to become a cremation only province. Photo: Handout Authorities in southeast China’s Jiangxi have been seizing and destroying coffins as part of a campaign to become a cremation only province. Photo: Handout
Authorities in southeast China’s Jiangxi have been seizing and destroying coffins as part of a campaign to become a cremation only province. Photo: Handout
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