Leaving the Land Part IV: Model Town of Huamingzhen


In part 4 of a series on urbanization in China that I've been doing for the New York Times, I look at the model town of Huamingzhen, which was featured in the 2010 Shanghai Expo as a win-win situation for farmers and developers. The place isn't a classic slum, but jobs are few and construction quality is terrible. I wonder what these places will look like in twenty years? Story accessible here. Note: partial paywall.

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Category: New York Times, Project China values and beliefs, Urbanization, 
Posted by: Ian Johnson
Nov 10, 2013