Urban villages like Baishizhou provide affordable housing, mostly for migrant workers. Photo: Phoebe Zhang

Migrant workers forced out as one of Shenzhen’s last ‘urban villages’ faces wrecking ball

  • Some 150,000 residents of Baishizhou have to leave by the end of September to make way for malls, hotels and high-end residential projects
  • They worry about finding affordable housing in the city, and their children’s education
Topic |   China Society

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Urban villages like Baishizhou provide affordable housing, mostly for migrant workers. Photo: Phoebe Zhang
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Phoebe Zhang

Phoebe Zhang

Phoebe Zhang is a society reporter with the South China Morning Post. She likes to write human-interest stories and has written many about people living on the fringes of society. She believes there's no story or person that's too small.