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The richest village in China is one of the most mysterious places on earth

Business Insider Australia logo Business Insider Australia 05/06/2017 Emmanuel Ocbazghi

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The citizens of Huaxi, the "communist utopia," are very wealthy but aren't allowed to speak to the press. 

The village was once a poor farming community but is now considered a multi-billion-dollar conglomerate in steel and shipping markets.

There are 2,000 "registered residents" who are said to have free healthcare and education.

Everyone works seven days a week with no weekends.

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