Friday, 30 January 2015

International Foundation Program Offered by South China University of Technology

Program Overview

The International Foundation Program offered by South China University of Technology (SCUT) is designed to prepare international students to operate in a university setting by familiarizing them with the requirements for a successful 4 years as an undergraduate. The program is designed for students who do not meet the minimum requirements for direct entry into SCUT's undergraduate programs.

Main Courses:

Mathematics, Physics, Academic English, Chinese, Introduction to Chinese Culture, Business Management, Computer Science Overview etc.

Why This Program?

All courses will be conducted in English by SCUT lecturers and experienced English-speaking lecturers. A Chinese language course will be also arranged during the course of study;

Students will be guaranteed admission to English-taught degree programs at SCUT if they successfully complete the program. Students can also apply for Chinese-taught degree programs if they meet the basic Chinese language requirements.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate recognized by other higher institutions.

Course Duration: One Year

Entry Requirements:

Applicants are required to have an O-level qualification or equivalent. Qualifications from all countries are considered; applicants must demonstrate competence in English by meeting SCUT's minimum English language requirements:
TOEFL 152 (Computer-based test) or 470 (paper-based test) or IELTS 5.0 or Evidence of English ability equivalent to any of the above.

Application Documents:

(1) “O-Level” Certi cate and results, or a letter from your current school which shows that you have successfully completed two years of high school.
(2) English test results: Applicants from non-English speaking countries are required to submit a TOEFL score of 68/190/520 or IELTS 5.0, or pass SCUT’s placement test.

Application Deadline: before 30th June each year.


Registration Fee: RMB450
Tuition Fee: RMB 18,000 per academic year
Accommodation: RMB 15,000 per year (Single air-conditioned room); 
RMB 8,000 per year (Double air-conditioned room)

Term/Semester Date:

SCUT has two semesters per academic year; new students can only apply during the first semester which runs from September to January; the second semester runs from late February or early March to July.

Why South China University of Technology?

  • A member of Project 211 and Project 985 universities for its excellency in teaching and research.
  • One of the best universities in Southern China Guangzhou, ranked within the top 20 of all Chinese universities.
  • Among the top 10 Chinese technology-based universities.
  • Study from Foundation Courses leading to Degree Studies with the same university.
  • Located in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province, a historical and cosmopolitan city.
  • Wonderful climate and unique, tasty and variety food.
  • Be adjacent to Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai.
  • If you study at SCUT, you can learn not only Common Chinese Mandarin (Putunghua) but also native Cantonese, which is popular in "China Towns" of western countries.

South China University of Technology (华南理工大学) is a public university located in the Tianhe District and Panyu District of Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, China.It is a multidisciplinary university focusing on engineering, combined with science, also promoting well coordinated development of management, economics, humanities and law.

There are two campuses of SCUT both located in Guangzhou, Wushan Campus (or North Campus) and Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center Campus (or South Campus). The headquarter of the university is in Wushan Campus, while the schools directly under SCUT are located in both campus respectively. Among 26 schools, 16 of them are located at Wushan Campus, and the remaining 10 schools are at Guangzhou HEMC Campus. The School of International Education is located at South Campus.

Below are breathtaking views of the two campuses.

North Campus

South Campus
Aerial View of Campus West

Beautiful Bridge Reflection

Campus Scenery

The Classic and Antique

International Students Dormitory

Sports Facilities

East Lake Aerial View

Old Garden with lush growth of trees

The Main Gate

The Misty Campus

Stone engraved with School Motto

North Campus Dormitory

North Lake Scenery

The Red Mansion

The School of Performing Arts

South Campus Library

The Spring Fountain

Students Dormitory

Sun Yat-sen Statue

Sun Yat-sen Square

West Lake Scenery

The School of Design

Source - South China University of Technology

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Thursday, 29 January 2015

Healthcare Reform Set To Open More Opportunities For Medical Students In China

Investor 'pill' for China's Healthcare Reform
Updated: 2014-12-19 13:02
By Linda Deng in Seattle and Wang Hongyi in Shanghai (China Daily USA)

Prompted by China's efforts to reform healthcare and open the sector to more foreign investment, private-equity firms and medical institutions are looking to take advantage of the opportunities, report Linda Deng in Seattle and Wang Hongyi in Shanghai.

The numbers are staggering:

260 million Chinese suffer from cancer, diabetes and other chronic diseases.

Almost one-third of the population, or 438 million, will be over 60 by 2050, more than double the current number of 178 million, according to the United Nations.

13,440 public hospitals provided 90 percent of the country's medical services as of October 2013.

A preliminary rendering of Seattle-based Columbia Pacific's planned hospital in the city of Wuxi, which will have 250 beds and cost $80 million to $100 million. Provided to China Daily

There are 1.4 physicians per 1,000 people, compared to 2.4 in the United States, according to the World Health Organization.

Beyond those numbers, China's healthcare system also faces corruption, often volatile relations between doctors and patients, rising middle and upper-middle-class populations that seek and can afford more sophisticated medical services and a huge disparity between rural and urban healthcare.

Though China's healthcare system has its merits, including cheap care and plenty of pharmaceuticals, the central government has made upgrading the system a priority - and an opportunity for foreign investors.

China's medical-services market is growing 18 percent annually and is projected to reach $500 billion in 2015, said Deloitte China. And consulting firm McKinsey & Co said it expects total healthcare spending to hit $1 trillion by 2020.

"China's gross domestic product has grown by leaps and bounds, but the quality of medical care has lagged far behind," David Chow, chairman of Harvest Medical Investment and Operation Group, a private equity-firm that planned to buy stakes in mainland hospitals, told Bloomberg Businessweek in June 2012. "The potential for China's hospitals to improve is massive, both in the overall number of beds and the fees charged for each bed."

As for hospital beds, China had 3.7 million in 2011, and the country wants at least one or two hospitals in each of its 2,853 counties by late 2015, a target that if reached could generate 400,000 new beds a year, according to some estimates.

Foreign-owned companies have only been able to independently invest in hospitals since January 30, 2014, when the government took the industry off a restricted list that required non-Chinese investors to have a local partner and capped foreign ownership at 70 percent.

In late August, the government opened the door even wider for foreign investment, allowing fully foreign-owned hospitals. Beijing views relaxing rules on private investment in the healthcare sector both as a way to offer more options for patients and as a boost for the reform of public hospitals, said Ellon Xu, a principal at Shanghai-based consultancy Bain & Co.

The changes have attracted overseas investors looking to take a share of China's healthcare market, including some US hospitals eyeing China for possible expansion because they face constraints on pricing from the government and health insurers, as well as public criticism.

Mergers and acquisitions in China's healthcare sector rose to a record $11.3 billion in the first 11 months of this year, up 13 percent from $10 billion in the same period a year earlier, according to Dealogic data. And a number of deals have followed as a result of the central government's liberalization policy.

Earlier this month, the private healthcare-service provider DeltaHealth reached an agreement with Columbia University's cardiac surgery and cardiology division and Columbia HeartSource, to develop a heart center in Shanghai, the first of its kind in the city. It will explore the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, while also seeking to meet the specific needs of Chinese patients.

The 2013 China Cardiovascular Disease Report said that one in every five Chinese adults suffers from cardiovascular disease, while many others remain undiagnosed. It is a leading cause of 3.5 million deaths a year in China.

In September, Chindex was founded by Americans Roberta Lipson and Elyse Beth Silverberg who moved to China in the late 1970s. It's UPMC, a hospital operator based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Hyperlink:=Harvard University, recently said they had signed or were exploring deals to manage or build hospitals in China.

Moving into China

After expansion over the past decade into Italy, Ireland, and the UK, UPMC announced in January that it was preparing to make its first move into China with "a wealth of potential projects".

"We are looking at China as one of our primary targets for expansion," Chuck Bogosta, president of UPMC's International and Commercial Services Division, wrote on its website. "To be a significant global health care provider, we know that we need to have a presence in the Asian market. The biggest challenge is finding the right partners."

UPMC said it had hired Travis Tuto to head its Beijing office. Tu, who spent nine years in China working for other hospital companies, said, "China's growing middle-class is starving for good, clean hospitals with patient-centered care and advanced technology."

On Nov 5, Seattle-based Columbia Pacific Management (CPM) - one of the largest healthcare providers in Asia - announced it was entering the China hospital market.

CPM has strong ties to China. In 2011, its China senior-care affiliate, Cascade Healthcare, became the first foreign-owned company to receive permission to build senior-care facilities in China and now as facilities in Beijing and Shanghai.

The first Columbia Asia hospital opened in Malaysia in 1994 and the network has grown to 26 hospitals in India and Southeast Asia. The hospitals are designed to serve Asia's rapidly growing middle class with modern and efficient multispecialty hospitals located close to where patients live and work.

CPM said it is focusing on large cities in China (Shanghai with 24 million people, Wuxi with 7.5 million and Changzhou with 3.5 million), with hospitals and clinics designed to serve wide-ranging medical needs of the country's fast-growing middle class.

The company's new China hospital arm, Columbia China, will start construction next year on two 250-bed multi-specialty hospitals, in Wuxi and Changzhou, and is actively pursuing other hospital opportunities through acquisitions and greenfield projects. The 250-bed hospitals are in the permit stage, and both are expected to open by early 2018. Each hospital will cost $80 million to $100 million and each will have 600 to 800 employees.

Outpatient clinics

To further bolster its presence in China as the hospitals are built, Columbia Pacific said it will also open several multi-specialty and specialty outpatient clinics under the Columbia China name.

The first clinic, the Columbia China United Plaza Clinic, will open this month in Shanghai's central Puxi District. The 10,000-square-foot multi-specialty clinic will provide internal medicine, pediatrics, rehabilitation and traditional Chinese medicine.

"We began in China with senior housing projects. Two years ago we started to look at building hospitals. The opportunity in China is tremendous for access to international quality healthcare service operators," Nate McLemore, managing director of CPM, said in an interview with China Daily.

The international heart center by DeltaHealth, Columbia University's cardiac surgery and cardiology division and Columbia HeartSource is expected to open in Shanghai in late 2015. Columbia University Medical Center in New York is one of the world's leading medical institutions in cardiology and heart surgery and was ranked as one of the top three hospitals in cardiology and heart surgery by US News and World Report in 2014.

"We want to support China's desire to improve private healthcare by playing a cooperative role in bringing together the best domestic and international resources in cardiovascular care to truly deliver a world-class, patient-focused heart hospital in China," Daniel Auerbach, chairman of DeltaHealth's board, said in an interview with China Daily in Shanghai.

Professionals from the Columbia University heart team will provide consultation and advice on developing high-quality clinical guidance and protocols, as well as physician and medical staff training and education in innovative cardiovascular procedures and patient care.

"The collaboration in developing the heart center will help explore an effective way of early intervention and assessment of medical outcomes that is unique to China," Ge Junbo, a professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said in an interview. He is also the chief adviser to the medical advisory panel at DeltaHealth.

Late last month, Shanghai-based venture capital and private-equity firm Trustbridge Partners broke ground on a $500 million general hospital in Shanghai. Shanghai Jiahui International Hospital is 100 percent privately owned by Trustbridge. When the first phase of the hospital is completed in 2017, it will have 246 beds, with phase 2 bringing the hospital's capacity to 500 beds.

German hospital operator Artemed Group, Chinese property developers Vanke and Evergrande are also investing in Chinese hospitals.

In October, Massachusetts General Hospital said it was in early discussions with two partners to build a hospital with 500 to 1,000 beds in China. The hospital said it signed a "framework agreement" with a Chinese hospital that specializes in traditional medicine and a Chinese investment firm, allowing the three parties to exchange financial information and work on developing a definitive agreement to open a facility in an island city close to Hong Kong.

Mass. General executives said the talks were preliminary and a final decision had not been made about whether to participate in the project, but that they hope to do so by next summer, according to the Boston Globe.

Harvard Medical School's-affiliated academic medical center would jointly manage the China hospital, with Mass. General and Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a local healthcare provider. The hospital, which has a working name of MGH Hospital China, would be located in a special economic development zone on the island of Hengqin, part of the city of Zhuhai. The center would provide clinical care and support research and medical training programs.

Catering to wealthy

China's growing number of middle-class and wealthy citizens are an attractive option for a US hospital or medical organization seeking outside sources of revenue. But trying to popularize Western-style hospitals that cater to the elite in China would face hurdles, including a shortage of doctors at private hospitals.

While health authorities acknowledge the shortage, their focus is on getting more doctors for rural areas. The National Health and Family Planning Commission set targets in 2011 for increasing the numbers and quality of primary-care physicians in these areas by 2020, in part through improvements in education.

p>At a local level, public hospital leaders are often reluctant to even share their best doctors. Only in August did Beijing become the first municipality to let doctors work in more than one place without permission from their boss.

"Some government-owned hospitals are hampering doctors somewhat from going outside," Charles Elcan, president of Chinaco Healthcare Corp (CHC), told Reuters in October 2014. CHC's 500-bed hospital in the eastern city of Cixi admitted its first patient in July. "Some are very much open and support it, and some of them don't," added Elcan. "It's an ongoing challenge."

The Cixi hospital, a joint venture with local government, is operating at just a fifth of its capacity for in-patients, and is looking to recruit more doctors. CHC has invested close to $163 million in the project and is looking at other hospitals for acquisition and development.

The Trustbridge-invested hospital, known as Shanghai Jiahui International Hospital and due to be completed in 2017, planned to bring Chinese doctors from North America and use US management techniques to help reward and retain staff, said Gilbert Mudge, president of Boston-based hospital group Partners HealthCare International, which is a consultant to Jiahui.

State-run insurance

In addition, private health-insurance products are almost entirely unavailable in China, making it hard for most Chinese to pay for services offered by foreign-owned private hospitals. "And China's state-run insurance doesn't cover Chindex's care," CRT Capital Group analyst Julie Chen said in an interview.

Chindex in 2006 launched a pilot insurance program, but at $5,000 per person per year, the annual premium is still too steep for most locals.

As a result, while almost half of China's 24,700 hospitals are private most healthcare is still delivered by public institutions, with some 84 percent of in-patients using public facilities, according to a Deutsche Bank report in June.

"Investing in China's health sector faces many challenges," Yanzhon Huang, a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, said in a New York Times article on Dec 10. But he added that more private investment would benefit the entire sector, including troubled state-funded hospitals.

"Increased competitive pressures would incentivize the public hospitals to kick off more meaningful reform efforts," he said. "Private investment can play an important, even critical, role in China's healthcare reform.

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Source : China Daily USA

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Monday, 26 January 2015

Explore China - 10 Snack Streets You Can’t Miss in China.

1. In Beijing, China.

2. City God Temple Snack Street (Chenghuang Miao), Shanghai

The time-honored and largest snack street features the most famous restaurants and eateries in Shanghai. 

It’s located in Huangpu district in the Chinese commercial center, an ideal dining place for those on a tight sightseeing schedule.

Specialties: Crab-Yellow Pastries, Fried Stuffed Buns…

Get there: Yuyuan Station, Subway Line 10

3. Muslim Street (Huimin Street), Xi’an, Shaanxi Province

Featuring a Muslim style of dining and surrounded by mosques, it’s one of the must-visit stops in Xi’an, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province.

Specialties: Traditional Xi’an foods, e.g. Steamed Glutinous Rice Cakes (with red dates inside)

Get there: Bell Tower (Zhonglou) bus station

4. Square (Sifang) Street, Lijiang, Yunan Province

A taste of rice noodles along this street might just help you find your soul mate.

Located in Lijiang Ancient Town, it’s a place with romantic connotations among the Chinese. The Ancient Town is one of the World Cultural Heritage sites in China.

Specialties: Rice noodles

Get there: A few minutes’ walk after arriving at Lijiang Ancient Town

5. Confucius Temple Area (Fuzi Miao), Nanjing, Jiangsu Province

Considered as a place to worship China’s great philosopher and educator, the Confucius, the area is also hailed as a food paradise with an ancient Chinese flavor.

The restaurants are situated along the Qinhuai river in Nanjing City.

Specialties: Local snacks including beef soup, pancakes, and all varieties of bean curd products

Get there: Fuzimiao (Confucius Temple) bus station

6. Zhongshan Road Walking Street, Xiamen, Fujian Province

Located in east China’s coastal Xiamen City (Western Taiwan Straits), it features flavors very similar to Taiwan snacks.

Specialties: Seafood and overwhelming varieties of Taiwan snacks

Get there:Zhongshan Road bus station

7. Firewood Courtyard (Pichai Yuan), Qingdao, Shandong Province

Moving northward along the country’s coastline, Pichai Yuan in Shandong Province is a decent place to visit for Chinese seafood in a multitude of different flavors.

Specialties: Barbecue, seafood

Get there: Walk to the seaside from Qingdao Railway Station

8. Hubu Alley (Hubu Xiang), Wuhan, Hubei Province

The best place to get a taste of central China’s street foods, spicy and rich.

Specialties: Hot dry noodles, a special noodle only found in Wuhan, and one of the most famous noodles across China

Get there: Yuemachang bus station

9. Jinli Ancient Street, Chengdu, Sichuan Province

Located in Chengdu, a city floating with leisurely ambience, and with a history stretching back to the Qin Dynasty (221 BC - 206 BC), Jinli was one of the busiest commercial areas in ancient China.

Specialties: Hot pot… and everything made with pepper. Make sure you can handle pepper … lots and lots of pepper.

Get there: It’s right next to Wuhou Temple

10. Zhongshan Snack Street, Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

From barbeque to fresh juices, from rice noodles to dim sum (Chinese cakes), it’s the favorite hang-out place for locals and also for those who want a taste of southern Chinese foods.

The street runs less than 100 meters in width, but it’s packed with over 200 restaurants.

Specialties: Local snacks such as taro cake, herb tea, peanut paste-powder. It is one of the best places to go if you are craving for something sweet.

Get there: Bus station of MinZuGongHeLuKou, near Wanda Plaza

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4 Essential Things To Do During Your First Week of Study Abroad

Article shared by Kylee Madison Borger, NYU Shanghai 
January 23, 2015

When I moved abroad, I was so excited to be starting my college life in China and was ready to experience the world — or at least Shanghai. Like many freshman college students, I had never lived on my own (away from my parents) and had no idea how to do adult things, like pay the bills.

And while study abroad is really exciting, moving and leaving behind friends is hard. Not knowing the area or the language or the culture makes it even harder.

Here are a few things you can do to make your first week of study abroad a little easier.


One day, my phone just suddenly stopped working and I could not figure out why. I thought I broke it. I asked one of my friends from China to help me get my phone fixed. She asked to see my phone. She told me the world is not ending, my phone is fine, and I only had to pay my phone bill. What? Paying a phone bill isn’t automatic? Oops.

Speaking from experience, setting up a phone that works in your new study abroad location and figuring out how to pay the bill can be two completely different things. This is especially true if you do not speak the local language and choose to ignore those pesky messages telling you to pay the phone bill in a foreign alphabet that look just like the other advertisements and spam.

Make friends with someone who speaks the local language and do some online research about where is the best place to buy a phone or SIM card. Smartphones are the best because you can use it as a phone and as a GPS to help you navigate a new city. If you already have a smartphone, an easy option is to just buy a new SIM card for the phone (provided the phone’s already unlocked).


Each country’s banking system is different. You probably find this obvious, but it presents challenges to study abroad students.

Should you stick with your home bank in China? Does that bank even exist in France? Does your home bank have a partner in Germany? Wherever you study abroad, picking the cheapest option (no international transaction fees) for banking allows you to have more spending money to use to do the most important thing in study abroad — experience the local culture.

Besides banking, make sure you know the exchange rate and about how much things should cost in the local currency. This will help you budget, as well as (hopefully!) keep you from getting ripped off.

Former study abroad student Angélica Marrero Sanchez of University of Puerto Rico says the first thing she did upon arriving in Barcelona was she “changed to Euros.” Though some countries will take USD and credit cards, small shops and restaurants will often only take the local currency.

Sanchez also suggests you “make a budget” in your first week so that you can plan for all of those exciting trips you’ve been meaning to take.


Make sure you take care of your basic human needs. Yes, food. Even if you would never forget to eat, finding the nearest grocery store and restaurants will make finding food when you are hungry so much easier.

Also, certain study abroad locations, like China and Mexico, don’t always have safe drinking water. While on your adventure to find where to buy food, you need to make sure you also find where to buy safe drinking water.


“I read a mini guidebook on Shanghai just so I could have a mental map of where I lived and all the things to do nearby,” says NYU Shanghai student Veronica Hernandez.

Besides learning the immediate area surrounding where you live and where you are going to attend classes, get to know the city you are going to call home for the next semester. Learn the metro system or any other public transportation that exists in your new city. It’s cheaper, and especially during rush hour, it can be faster than taking a taxi (as long as you don’t mind full train cars or buses).

Just like moving to any new place, you need to learn all its quirks and individual aspects that make this place special and made you want to study abroad.

Don’t be afraid to explore and make friends with local people and take advantage of their expert advice on the city (or country) you are going to call home for the next 4-5 months.
Kylee Borger is a student at NYU Shanghai and is a spring 2015 Collegiate Correspondent.

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Friday, 23 January 2015

China Increases Government Scholarships For International Students

China's Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Education announced on Wednesday that China will adjust its government scholarships sponsor system and increase the sponsor standards, the highest scholarships for undergraduates, masters, and PhDs will rise to 66,200 yuan, 79,200 yuan and 99,800 yuan per year per person.

Chinese government scholarships are provided on the basis of the educational exchange agreements or MOUs signed between the Chinese government and relevant countries,regions, schools and international organizations. The scholarships are designed to sponsor non-Chinese nationals including undergraduates, graduates, doctoral students, general scholars and senior scholars to undertake degree studies (bachelor, master or PhD) or academic research in China.

According to the announcement, the scholarships standards have been increased from September 1, 2014. Scholarships are divided into three levels according to different subject categories: first category subjects include philosophy, economics, law, education, literature(except arts), history and management; second category subjects include science,engineering and agriculture; third category subjects include literature (arts) and medicine.

Based on the three categories, the annual funding for undergraduates are 59,200 yuan, 62,200 yuan, and 66,200 yuan respectively; master (general scholar) annual funding are70,200 yuan, 74,200 yuan and 79,200 yuan; PhD (Senior Scholar) funding are 87,800yuan, 92,800 yuan, and 99,800 yuan. In addition, for graduates and scholars who take all English language courses, an additional 5,000 yuan per year is available.

This article was edited and translated from 中国政府奖学金上调资助标准, source:People's Daily Overseas Edition.

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《 人民日报海外版 》( 2015年01月22日 第 04 版)
据新华社北京1月21日电 (记者申铖、韩洁)财政部、教育部21日对外发布通知,决定完善中国政府奖学金资助体系,提高资助标准,本科生、硕士研究生、博士研究生每人每年资助标准最高档分别为66200元、79200元和99800元。

Explore China - 10 of The Most Spectacular Villages Across China.

With over 1.3 billion people, more Chinese people are actually live in the‪ ‎countryside‬ than in cities. The following is a list of villages in ‪‎China‬ that have uniquely distinctive features.

1. Monolith village

Stone city in Baoshan, Yunnan Province: The entire village, which has over a hundred residents, is built on a huge fungus-shaped monolith that has only one way out on its south side.

2. Fossil village

Laoxudian cottage in Shiping county, southern Yunnan Province: An archeology expert who visited the village two years ago claimed that local residents would built their houses using a type of fossil, which seems inexhaustible in that area.

3. Cliff village

Hongde village in Shuicheng county, Guizhou Province: With the nearest train station only two kilometers away, the village may not seem that remote. However, the route is divided by a huge canyon, and villagers had to travel across it on a makeshift rope way until the provincial government decided to build a bridge in 2012.

4. Roman village

Zhelaizhai village in Yongchang county, Gansu Province: The village is inhabited by a rather unique group of people who reportedly descend from Roman origin. Some scholars argue that the village is the defunct ancient county of Liqian, where Roman war prisoners were located.

5. Last ‘cavemen tribe’ in China

Dongmiaozhai in Ziyun county, Guizhou Province: It is arguably the last cavemen community in China, or even in Asia! Now it still has 21 families living inside the cave. Residents first moved there to escape bandits.

6. Round village

Jujing village in Wuyuan county, Jiangxi Province: The village is located at the picturesque tourism city Wuyuan, and has a very spectacular circular shape.

7. “Family-planning village

Zhanli village, Guizhou Province: It is famous for its very successful population stability efforts. The village had 720 people in 1950, and in 1988, the number is 721. In the last ten years there are only 10 more newborn residents. The population growth rate is indefinitely close to zero, as all of the family strictly adhere to their own family planning policies.

8. Raft villages

Sandu’Ao in Ningde, Fujian Province: The whole village is floating on the sea. Actually it is one of the largest fish farms in China, with over 8,000 fishermen building their houses on the water.

9. Lightning village

Leigongtan, Meiling mountain, Jiangxi Province: The unfortunate village is famous for its tragic history of lightning accidents - with many villagers injured by lightning and forced to move away. Now it has only eight people living there regularly.

10. Undersea village

Along a part of the coastline in Haikou city of Hainan Province, 72 villages sank into the sea in a devastating earthquake 400 years ago. Today, those relics can still be found when the tide goes out.

Source - cctv news

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