Taizicheng Village, September 2015. A village with around 1,000 population, it is 10 minutes' drive away from Genting Ski Resort, one of the three skiing venues in Chongli County, Zhangjiakou for 2022 Winter Olympics.
Chen Lanzhen, a villager of Taizicheng, goes into the field to harvest cabbage with the help of her brother Chen Hu on Sepetember 8, 2015. As most of the families in Taizicheng, the Chen family's major income comes from growing and selling cabbage.
An abandoned housing construction in Taizicheng village. Soon after Beijing and Zhangjiakou won the bid for 2022 Winter Olympics, notices were put up in the village warning families to stop building more houses in an attempt to claim more compensation for future relocation.
Chongli County, September 11, 2015. Inside Genting Hotel, a luxurious hotel inside Genting Ski Resort, which is going to be one of the three venues in Zhangjiakou for 2022 Winter Olympics. During the low season, the ski resort still opens for business, but customers are rarely seen.
A group of construction workers go to work after lunch break at Genting Ski Resort, September 11, 2015. Behind them is a slope for skiing during the snow season. Trees were cut to make way for the skiing track.
Liu Junzhang, a migrant worker from Henan Province, takes a cigarette break when working on the pipeline at Genting Ski Resort. The pipes will send water to the mountain top to create artificial snow. Chongli doesn't have enough snow in Winter to serve the ski resorts. The area is in severe shortage of water, so the huge consumption of water at these ski resort is criticized by some environmental activists domestically and internationally.
On one side of Yuxing Road in Chongli County, advertisement of snow mountains and skiing is seen everywhere. In recent years, Chongli is trying to brand itself as "Davos of the East."
On Changqing Road in Chongli County, constructions are busy. After Beijing and Zhangjiakou won the bid for 2022 Winter Olympics, housing prices in Chongli go up. The price for the apartment development photographed here is about 1,500 U.S dollar/square meter.
Huge board covered by pictures of the world's highest mountains in Chongli County.
An old man in the streets of the new development district in Chongli County. The district, full of real estate development, is still half empty.
Hu Guihua sits in bed knitting at her home in Taizicheng village. She and her husband have three daughters, one in college, the other two in boarding school in Chongli County. The couple are busy harvesting cabbage in August and September.
Taizicheng at night.
This is a project focusing on a village's transformation after it's planned to be the site for the 2022 Winter Olympics. It's also the story of urbanization in China.