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02/08/2012

Editor's Choice - Picture of the Day - February 8, 2012

China

This photo taken February 7, 2012 shows a Chinese fisherman placing fish for drying up along at the harbour in Haikou, south China's Hainan province. As China's rapid urbanization expands, these fishing villages for Chinese Dun minority people are fast disappearing. (AFP/Getty Images/Stringer)

 

On a personal note... Hong Kong, the city where my family is from, also faces a similar problem. The city is quickly growing outwards, with new apartment buildings popping up in places that used to be the outskirts. It's distressing to think that my cherished memories of the idyllic fishing village of Tai O (a very photogenic place to visit, if you're ever in Hong Kong) may one day become a memory, or a mere tourist site without actual working fishermen. Come to think of it, it's very much like the local concerns in the GTA about preserving Ontario farmland and agricultural work.

@canice

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