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The collapse of buildings in a southern Chinese city highlights the dangers of limited oversight of construction done by villagers on former farmland

he collapsed buildings, built on shaky foundations with low-quality materials, had several floors added to the original structures to accommodate dozens of migrant workers.
11 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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