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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Sustainable Travel
The Forgotten Faces 2

The exponential rise of China's economy alters its demography, an effect from the intra-migration of the young from rural areas to major cities, leaving behind an ageing population that came from China's one child policy back then. This couple, Mr and Mrs Yao, are part of the ageing population left behind by the country's focus on its economy. This image is part of my series on the forgotten population of contemporary China. The travel to rural China will give one an inside look at a part of China that is slowly being replaced by modernisation policies. Rural China should be sustained in tandem with its economic expansion, an important part of its history.

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Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 06.2016
Photo Location: Rural Yunnan, China
Camera: ILCE-7S
Copyright: © Nick Ng
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