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Shenzhen proceeds with the demolition of a major urban village that is home to 150,000 people, many of them recent migrants

1 month ago
Sky Canaves
he densely packed and vibrant urban village of Baishizhou in Shenzhen is being razed to make way for more high-end commercial and residential properties.
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.