Day 205: Out With the Old

Old neighborhoods are dismantled to make room for the "new" Shanghai

Old neighborhoods are dismantled to make room for the “new” Shanghai

The old neighborhoods that made up the Puxi side of Shanghai–Old Shanghai– are being systematically dismantled, replaced with soaring concrete and steel building that house international corporations, wealthy Chinese citizens and Expats, and uber-luxury boutiques. The residents, mainly the elderly and migrant workers are displaced. If they are Shanghai Hukou then they will receive compensation for the relocation, if they are migrants, lacking the household registration required by law (Hukou) then they are simply displaced.

2 thoughts on “Day 205: Out With the Old

  1. Florine, they scramble to find another, old, cheap place, probably a little farther out; somewhere semi-abandoned. Landlords often illegally subdivide already small homes into multiple units –10 square meters for a family, no kitchen, public toilet.

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