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High-rise apartments surrounding the venue for G-20 meetings in Hangzhou represent China’s rural-to-urban transformation

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
17-tower apartment complex next to the site of the G-20 summit replaced a small farming community, the residents of which had the chance to become city dwellers by purchasing new homes in the buildings at a discount. The urbanization process, key to China's plans to advance its economy, didn't come without glitches.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.

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