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With young people moving to the cities for work, many towns like Xiejiaqiao just a few hours from Hangzhou are left with mostly very young and elderly populations.

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City lights glow through a misty summer rain near the famous West Lake in Hangzhou province.

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1. Xiejiaqiao village men gather indoors for a game of mahjong during a summer afternoon storm.

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5. Kitchen tools and leftover vessels sit in a Xiejiaqiao courtyard home left behind by the modernization of the village.

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A old man stops chopping bamboo to stare at foreigners in Xiejiaqiao, a small village 50km north of Hangzhou.

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A female worker uses large tongs to pull molten wrenches from an oven before pushing them down the assembly line.

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The large machinery looms over the heads of workers at the Great Dreams Tool Co. Ltd. in Xiejiaqiao, north of Hangzhou.

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With the youth leaving the to find work in larger cities, elders are left work the land.

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