Dunhuang, Gansu, People's Republic of China

It is not uncommon to see an entire neighbourhood in modern day Chinese cities and villages torn down to make way for new urban developments. Once an old historic neighbourhood with ancestral homes can vanish in the blink of an eye in the name of progress.

For some residents, this might be welcoming news provided they do get benefits out of the upheaval. Unfortunately more often than not, the common people which the state is suppose to look after are not getting what they deserve. A lot of them asked the same question: Is this the price of progress?


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