Wu Renbao, the Party chief of Huaxi Village, died of lung cancer on Monday, stirring up a debate over his dictatorial policies that created one of China’s leading rural economies. From Amy Li at South China Morning Post:...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 15, 2011
As reported on Monday, the Jiangsu village of Huaxi recently unveiled a 328-metre skyscraper, crowned with a golden disco ball and housing a one-ton solid gold ox. The Guardian has now published a video report on the village and...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 11, 2011
A Chinese village of 2,000 is building a 74-story skyscraper – all in the name of socialism. From the New York Times: Huaxi’s so-called New Village in the Sky — at 1,076 feet, a bit taller than the Chrysler Building in...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 12, 2005
Jonathan Watts: In China’s richest village, peasants are all shareholders now – by order of the party
by Sophie Beach | May 9, 2005
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