Huaxi Village

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Hanging Village of Huaxi, Wuxi (May 2012).jpg
Huaxi is located in Jiangsu
Location in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 31°49′37″N 120°25′52″E / 31.826907°N 120.431176°E / 31.826907; 120.431176Coordinates: 31°49′37″N 120°25′52″E / 31.826907°N 120.431176°E / 31.826907; 120.431176
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityWuxi
County-level cityJiangyin
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Huaxi Village (simplified Chinese: 华西新市村; traditional Chinese: 華西新市村; pinyin: Huáxī xīnshì cūn), located in the east of the city centre of Jiangyin, in Jiangsu Province, claims to be the richest village in China.[1] Huaxi calls itself a model socialist village.

About the village[edit]

Huaxi Village is known as the "Number One Village Under The Sky". It was founded in 1961.[2]

According to the local authorities, all the villagers (but not the much more numerous migrant workers) have a wealth of at least €100,000. This is a substantial amount by Chinese standards. The village has a multi-sector industry company that is listed on the stock exchange, has bought airplanes and plans to buy ships. The villagers are shareholders and are paid one-fifth of the company's annual profits. In 2011 the company's turnover is expected to grow by about €6.5 billion.

In addition to 2,000 villagers, there are in the area about 20,344 migrant workers and 28,240 nearby villagers.

Wu Renbao (simplified Chinese: 吴仁宝; traditional Chinese: 吳仁寶; pinyin: wú rénbǎo), the former secretary of Huaxi Village Communist Party Committee, developed a plan to turn what used to be a poor rural locality into a modern rich community. Wu Renbao was an investor in raw materials such as aluminium. His son, Wu Xiéen, is the current village chief.

A new landmark skyscraper in Huaxi Village,[3] the 328-meter Longxi International Hotel was opened when the village celebrated its 50th anniversary.[4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Secrets of China's Richest Village
  2. ^ Huaxi Special: 'Number one village under the sky' continues moving forward
  3. ^ Huaxi, the Chinese model of richness
  4. ^ Skyscraper hotel takes Huaxi village to record new heights
  5. ^ 走进华西村 揭秘奢华的黄金酒店 (in Chinese). Xinhua News. 2011-10-24.

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