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A dying fishing village in East China

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2016-08-11 13:51 Comments

A dying fishing village in East China

A view of Zeshuipai village, Shaoxing city, Zhejiang province, on August 3, 2016. [Photo/VCG]

Zeshuipai is a fishing village with 2500 years of history in Shaoxing city, Zhejiang province. In past years, the village has become an enviable place due to its rich abundance of fish and rice. However, amid rapid urbanization and industrialization, the once flourishing village has been fading away.

The polluted water from factories along rivers have hurt the village's fishery resources, and more and more young people are leaving the village to search for new job opportunities in cities. Now, more than 60 percent of people who live in the village are migrant workers, and most of the natives are elderly people waiting for their children to see them.

According to the latest reports, the village is undergoing large-scale relocating and reconstructing.

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