Topic: China

China/personal project/[Sub/Urban]/on-going/ March 2014/Urbanisation/Guangzhou/picture by Sim Chi Yin / VII Stuck in a moment: In the middle of what is Guangzhou's new Central Business District, this one-time fishing village now lies in a half-demolished state and legal limbo as villagers challenge the government in court for more compensation for their land. Meanwhile, the new business district, with its posh hotels and plush office blocks has arisen all around the urban village which has now largely become cheap housing for migrant workers and remaining residents. All over China, people are being moved off the land and up into apartment blocks, and rural land turned into new towns, as China is swept by a government-engineered massive urbanisation push -- changing landscapes, livelihoods and lifestyles in a single generation. The past year was a watershed in the world’s most populous country: for the first time, there are more Chinese living in urban areas than rural ones.
Out There

Sim Chi Yin Joins VII Photo as an Interim Member

After three years on VII Photo’s Mentor Program, China-based photographer Sim Chi Yin has joined the agency as a full member. She speaks to TIME about her plans and her transition from writing to photography.

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Pictures of the Week: May 30 – June 6

From the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protest, to World Environment Day and the NBA Finals, TIME presents the best photos of the week.

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The Backstory

Tank Man at 25: Behind the Iconic Tiananmen Square Photo

On the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, TIME talks to Jeff Widener about tank man — the most important photograph of his career.

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Pictures of the Week: May 23 – May 30

From the Santa Barbara drive-by shootings and Ukrainian presidential elections to martial law in Thailand and Kim and Kanye’s wedding extravaganza, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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China by Rail: Scott Conarroe Documents an Epic Public Works Project

Canadian photographer Scott Conarroe explores the space between massive public projects and everyday human existence in photographs that have charted North American railways and coastlines, and now the construction of China’s ultra-futuristic transit system.

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Traded to Extinction: Portraits of Poaching in Asia

Bangkok-based photographer Patrick Brown spent more than 10 years documenting the underbelly of the illegal wildlife trade in Asia

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The People’s Republic Of Television: Portraits From 1980s China

A new book of found photographs from the 1980s show a Chinese woman’s strange relationship to an unlikely status symbol: her TV.

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Pictures of the Week: December 13 – December 20

From the anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and the burial of Nelson Mandela to China’s moon landing and Kim Jung Un smiling with the fishes, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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Pictures of the Week: December 6 – December 13

From Obama’s selfie at Mandela’s memorial service and the execution of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle to the continuing protests in Kiev and Santa snuggling with a shark, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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Photo Essay

Stephen Wilkes’ Incredible Cityscapes Span Day to Night

Photographer Stephen Wilkes creates unique and exhaustive images of major cities in his series, Day to Night, capturing the hustle and bustle of an entire day in a single photo.

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