How Much China Has Changed Since the 1980s

Hong Kong photographer Alex Ng was always fascinated in traveling to the Chinese mainland. So as a college student majoring in journalism in the 1980s, he decided to take a few trips there and bring his camera along.

In regards to his experience, he said: "To many locals born in Hong Kong in the 60s, Mainland China in the 70s & 80s was so near and yet so far. Although Mainland China was at the doorstep, it was like a land of mystery."

The incredible images show just how much China has changed in three decades.

Manchuria Railway Train from the Qing Dynasty, Dalian, 1985.


Port of Dalian, 1985.


White Dragonhead (The Eastern Tip of the Great Wall), 1984.


A prairie in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, 1984.


Hohhot Railway Station, Inner Mongolia, 1984.


Song Dynasty Imperial Tombs, 1984.


Baotu Spring in Jinan, 1984.


Passengers at Jinan station, 1984.


Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, 1984.


Shaolin Monk at Songshan, 1984.


White Horse Temple, Luoyang, 1984.


Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal, 1984.


Snack stand in Suzhou, 1984.


Suzhou Water Town, 1984.


The Forbidden City, Beijing, 1984.


Tiananmen Square, Beijing, 1984.


Zhengyangmen (otherwise known as 'Qianmen'), Beijing, 1984.


Xuanwumen, Beijing, 1985.


Summer Palace, Beijing, 1985.


Trolleybus in front of the National Art Museum in Beijing, 1987.


West Lake, Hangzhou, 1984.


Bell Tower, Xi'an, 1984.





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