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Monday, 26 March 2007 02:03

New Socialist Villages in Sichuan

The construction of a "new socialist countryside" is part of the strive towards a "harmonious society", balancing the interests of cities and countryside. The large-scale program includes construction of new houses partly subsidized by the State, grouping of houses (often on a one street village model), community service centers (health care and administrative facilities, and creation of new economic opportunities, especially through basic tourism outlets destined to attract nearby urban dwellers.
The program is very active around Chengdu city. This selection of pictures, taken from December 2006 to March 2007 in three different places, 25km to 60km of Chengdu, documents some aspects of the process, from construction to completion.

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Monday, 26 March 2007 01:41

Chengdu on the move

A few pictures of Chengdu, taken in December 2006 and March 2007. The selection also documents the destruction/renovation of Kuanxiangzi, a well-known street of old Chengdu, destined to become another "cultural street" in a movie-like old China fashion.

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