Villagers Fight for Land in Rapidly Developing China
NPR’s All Things Considered reporters Melissa Block and Robert Siegel are still in Chengdu, where they were stationed to prepare for a week of broadcasts, before the earthquake struck. They are broadcasting a three part series on people who live outside the city limits of Chengdu. For more on their reporting on the quake’s aftermath, read the reporters’ blog here:
In the final report, NPR’s Robert Siegel profiles a group of people who didn’t move at all: They stayed in the country, and the city came to them.
Their collective farm has been cleared and paved over to make way for high-rise apartments.
Their experience has been a catastrophe, just outside the Third Ring Road.