Nanjie

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Nanjie
南街村
—  Village  —
Nanjie is located in Henan
Nanjie
Location in Henan
Coordinates: 33°48′40.62″N 113°57′39.71″E / 33.8112833°N 113.9610306°E / 33.8112833; 113.9610306
Country People's Republic of China
Province Henan
Prefecture-level city Luohe
County Linying
Town Chengguan
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 411122
Telephone area code (0)395

Nanjie (Chinese: 南街村; pinyin: Nánjiē Cūn) is a village in Linying County, Henan province, China. It is the last Maoist village in China. The village is under the administration of the city Chengguan, which also serves as the County seat. In the 848 houses of the village life 3180 people. Nanjie is a tourist attraction that annually more than 400,000 people.

Collectivization was in the mid 80s already done by Mayor Hong Bin, while the rest of the country was transformed into a market economy under the leadership of the capitalist Deng Xiaoping. Hong gave the landowners the option of the land to the village to give, and take the matter to collectivization, in exchange for a lifetime supply of rice. This strategy was successful, after ten years all the land was owned by the village.

In Nanjie it is required to work. The industry employs about 13,000 people, 2,000 of which live in the village. The profits are divided among all residents equally. The residents receive a small cash payment (between 18 and 25 euros per month). In addition, every residents get social services. They get free food, housing, electricity, water, telephone, cable TV, clothing, education, health and elderly care. Compliance with the prevailing morality of the village is closely monitored.