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Mass Eviction of Beijing Artists

BY HG Masters

Debris from the demolition of the Zhengyang Creative Art Zone, Beijing, January 20, 2010. Photo by Wenjei Cheng for ArtAsiaPacific.

BEIJING — This winter, northern China has seen record low temperatures and heavy snowfall, but for the artists of Beijing’s Zhengyang Creative Art Zone, it has been a particularly cold, hard season. On November 26, residents of the Zhengyang Creative Art Zone in Jinzhan village, in Chaoyang district, northeast of the capital, were served eviction notices by the art zone’s developer, Haohai Yizhou Company.

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