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A Chinese farmer weeps in front of house destroyed by government

A 50-year-old farmer weeps in front of his ancestral home destroyed by the Chinese government to make way for modern high-rise in central China.

Communist leaders are pushing ahead with a gigantic, historic plan to uproot 100 million farmers and turn their fields into urban dwellings by year 2020 to create a giant new middle class and boost demand.

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A 50-year-old farmer weeps in front of his ancestral home destroyed by the Chinese government to make way for modern high-rise in central China.<br />
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Communist leaders are pushing ahead with a gigantic, historic plan to uproot 100 million farmers and turn their fields into urban dwellings by year 2020 to create a giant new middle class and boost demand.