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    China’s last cave-dwellers

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    Lea Li
    Lea Li
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    For nearly seven decades, the people of Zhongdong – “Middle Cave” – Village have lived in caves, eking out an existence living off the land.

    These villages of the Miao ethnic group live among the karst hills of the poverty-stricken southwestern province of Guizhou. 

    But the Chinese government, which has pledged to eradicate poverty by 2020, wants to move them out of their traditional homes — by force, if necessary.

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    LEA LI
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    Lea is a contributor to Inkstone and a multimedia producer specialising in video and motion graphics at the South China Morning Post.

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