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Beijing in major drive to clean up hutongs

Migrant workers say they're being targeted and revamp a bid to curb population growth

Workers building a brick wall across the front of a restaurant in a hutong alley in Beijing. Under a three-year plan to clean up 1,674 hutongs, the municipal government is targeting illegal construction.


THE Chinese capital is sanitising its ancient hutong alleyways, home to millions of migrant workers and thousands of small businesses, bulldozing illegal constructions and forcing shops, bars and tiny courtyard restaurants to relocate or go under.

As part of guidelines...

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