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China’s mass urbanisation projects mean the end for Guangzhou’s 1,000 year-old urban villages

A doomsday atmosphere has developed in the village of Chentian on the outskirts of Guangzhou, the capital of China’s Guangdong province. Red banners urge local residents to leave the village that has stood for over 800 years, small shops are clearing out their inventories, and people who had lived there for decades are nervously debating their uncertain futures.The whole mini world of Chentian – made up of hundreds of low-rise concrete buildings and thousands of small shops and restaurants… Source link

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Sun Hung Kai speeds up Greater Bay Area expansion, buys site in Guangzhou’s Nansha district for US$178m

Sun Hung Kai Properties, Hong Kong’s most valuable builder, said that it has bought a commercial plot near the high-speed railway station in Nansha – the geographic heart of the Greater Bay Area in Guangzhou – for 1.19 billion yuan (US$178 million).The site, close to Qingsheng station on the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, will yield a gross floor area of 262,619 square metres, according to Guangzhou Public Resources Trading Center, a department of Guangdong province that… Source link

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