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This article is about the village in Linying County, Henan. For other uses, see Nanjie (disambiguation).
Nanjie is located in Henan
Location in Henan
Coordinates: 33°48′40.62″N 113°57′39.71″E / 33.8112833°N 113.9610306°E / 33.8112833; 113.9610306Coordinates: 33°48′40.62″N 113°57′39.71″E / 33.8112833°N 113.9610306°E / 33.8112833; 113.9610306
Country People's Republic of China
Province Henan
Prefecture-level city Luohe
County Linying
Town Chengguan
Population (2008)
 • Total 3,180
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 411122
Telephone area code (0)395

Nanjie (Chinese: 南街村; pinyin: Nánjiē Cūn) is a village in Linying County, Henan province, China, widely reported as being the last Maoist village in China.[1][2][3] It is under the administration of the town of Chengguan, which also serves as the county seat. In 1992, the GDP of this village exceeded 100 million yuan and became the famous "billion village" at that time,however, its output growth is proportional to the loans from some national banks of China at that time.These years,since it is unable to pay its huge loans, it is added to the reputation blacklist. There are rumors of bankruptcy about this village.

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Nanjie collectivised its agricultural production and industry in the mid 1980s - when the rest of the country was doing the opposite, introducing market reforms put forward by former leader Deng Xiaoping. It continues to be run on Maoist egalitarian lines and has become something of a tourist attraction because of its staunch adherence to the values of the past.


  1. ^ Cheng, Tony (2008-06-25). "China's last Maoist village". Al Jazeera English. Retrieved 2008-06-26. 
  2. ^ Markus, Francis (2002-11-19). "Chinese village still in Mao era". BBC News. Retrieved 2011-06-24. 
  3. ^ Wong, Edward (2011-06-24). "In China, a Place Where Maoism Still Reigns". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-06-24. 

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