Video Series : White Horse Village – Carrie Gracie

“If they force us out of our homes, we’ll beat them up. Like peasant rebels in history, there’s nothing else we can do. With sticks and bars, we’ll lock them in the house and beat them to death. Then someone higher up will have to intervene.” From BBC, and click Here to watch the video:

China’s economic miracle seems to have got dented on its way to White Horse Village…

When we started our series 16 months ago, we were told White Horse Village would be transformed into a city within three years: tower blocks on the rice fields, a high school turning out the global citizens of the 21st Century, and a motorway through the mountains to deliver them to the outside world.

One part of this vision has arrived. The new headquarters for the Communist Party and government soars above the ragged washing lines. [Full Text]

Read also Return to White Horse Village, watch the video (II) Here:

(Images of White Horse Village via BBC)

Then also Urban change for rural China, watch the video (I) Here:

Watch more BBC videos on China Studies

October 23, 2007 8:30 PM
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