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Eviction

Another fire in Daxing district, Beijing

Around 7 pm on Friday, a fire broke out in Xinjian Village 新建村 in Daxing District 大兴区, Beijing, reportedly about 300…

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An allegory of urban China

Chublic Opinion is an excellent blog about the ways public opinion in China is shaped by and shapes the media and…

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Top four social highlights of 2017 in China

From a toilet revolution to Beijing’s mass eviction, 2017 was an eventful year for many. Here’s what happened in…

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Migrant worker evictions: A mess for the Party

Six months into the job of Beijing Communist Party secretary and mayor of the capital, Xi Jinping protege Cai Qi…

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Artist who filmed Beijing eviction aftermath detained, then released on bail

Hua Yong 华涌, the artist who documented the destruction and social turmoil that resulted from Beijing’s migrant evictions, had quite the…

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A second fire claims five more lives as turmoil continues in Beijing

Less than a month after a devastating fire in a southern Beijing migrant neighborhood led to ruthless eviction, and then protests,…

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Another Beijing street protest against forced evictions, as documented by Hua Yong

Yesterday’s demonstration in Feijia Village 费家村 in northeast Beijing — where hundreds took to the streets to protest the city’s forced…

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Anti-eviction protest breaks out in Beijing’s Feijia Village on Human Rights Day

Hundreds of people gathered today in Feijia Village 费家村, outside of Beijing’s northeast Fifth Ring Road, to protest the government-mandated…

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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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Picture of the Day: Picun, flyover village

Taken on Sunday, November 26, in Picun 皮村 [an urban village located south of Beijing Capital International Airport]. The next…

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The week of low-end population

This week, for a few days, you could go to Chinese websites and buy hoodies emblazoned with the characters 低端人口…

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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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