Rural China Finds Political Voice – Carrie Gracie

From BBC News:

In China huge cities are springing up and city jobs are being created for more than 500 million agricultural workers who are no longer needed in the fields. One village in south west China has been designated as the new capital of remote Wuxi county. But progress has not been as smooth as the planners had hoped.

There is a hill in White Horse Village that simply should not be there.

When I first saw it two years ago, it was a handsome hill, the kind of peak that floats in the middle ground of a classical Chinese painting, with terraced fields, magnificent stands of bamboo and farmhouses clustered on its lower slopes.[Full Text]

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