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Demolish

The People’s Republic of Chai-na

How do artists in Beijing cope with the inevitability of eviction, demolition — 拆 (chāi)? In the past, they have…

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High-rise building demolished in 10 seconds

Watch this decades-old exhibition center in Chengdu torn down in 10 seconds!

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Beijing’s year of demolition

Beijing is changing. Beijing has changed. These photos first appeared on the Financial Times‘ online Chinese edition and are republished here…

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Demolition of Laoximen: Shanghai’s best link to its pre-colonial past may soon be gone

Pictured: All of Laoximen as seen from its northeastern corner: Fuxing Road to the left, Fangbang Road to the right…

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People’s Daily argues against Beijing’s skyline cleanup campaign

It’s been a year of demolition for Beijing: In order to create an “orderly, civilized and beautiful street environment,” the…

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The Santa of Xinjian Village, Beijing

Lan Jinghua 蓝京华 (Alain) spotted the giant Santa from a distance and was struck by its vivid colors, the doll’s redness…

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Beijing evictions reach into the tens of thousands, destroying livelihoods of migrants

Despite an unusual backlash from some state media and even cautionary words from Beijing party chief Cai Qi 蔡奇 in response to…

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Beijing haphazardly evicts migrants for ‘safety’

On the evening of November 18, a fire in a tatty part of southern Beijing killed 19 people. The victims were…

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City of evictees: A photo essay of Xinjian Village

On Sunday, I visited Xinjian Village 新建村 on the outskirts of Beijing, the place where a fire at Jufuyuan Apartments 聚福缘公寓 on…

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Pictures of the Day: Exodus from fire-ravaged Xinjian Village, Daxing

On November 18, a fire ripped through a two-story structure in the shantytown of Xinjian Village 新建村 in Xihongmen Town 西红门镇, Daxing…

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Why is Nanjing demolishing its last historic neighborhood?

A history of the struggle to preserve the heart of China’s former capital city.

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Last, last, last days of old Peking

Top society and culture news for April 20, 2017. Part of the daily SupChina news roundup "He fled from Bo Xilai;…

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He fled from Bo Xilai; now he wants to make 300,000 electric cars in China

Top China news for April 20, 2017. Get this daily digest delivered to your inbox by signing up at supchina.com/subscribe.

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