Dark star: The sleepy Chinese town brought alive by its murky past

By Qin Xie for CNNPublished 16th November 2014
More than 4,000 hand prints are arranged in a V-shape to symbolize victory.
More than 4,000 hand prints are arranged in a V-shape to symbolize victory.
A ghost town during the week, Anren turns into a bustling destination at  weekends.
A ghost town during the week, Anren turns into a bustling destination at weekends.
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Liu spared no expense in decorating his doorways.
Liu spared no expense in decorating his doorways.
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