Chinese Government "Cancels" the City of Chaohu

With no advance warning, residents of the large city of Chaohu were told on August 22nd that their city no longer existed. The city's land and people are now divided into 3 and incorporated into other nearby cities.
September 26, 2011, 9am PDT | Tim Halbur
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The government explained that the nearby cities of Hefei, Wuhu and Ma'anshan would each take a piece of the former Chaohu.

According to NPR, "Rumors had circulated for a few weeks beforehand, but there had been no public consultation and no official notice, with residents not being told about the new boundaries in advance."

"...City government offices are, for once, deserted."

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Published on Sunday, September 25, 2011 in NPR
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