The richest village in China is one of the most mysterious places on earth

The citizens of Huaxi, the “communist utopia,” are very wealthy but aren’t allowed to speak to the press. The village was once a poor farming community but is now considered a multi-billion-dollar conglomerate in steel and shipping markets. There are 2,000 “registered residents” who are said to have free healthcare and education. Everyone works seven days a week with no weekends.

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