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Old district around Old school

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This district lies at the fringe of Shanghai city centre. There was some time after the school visit and my colleagues and I decided to explore the surburb yet to be devoured whole by the hungry city. One of my colleagues pointed out the banner on a block of apartments lying in a pool of empty land. It translates to "violent objection to the tearing down of dwellings for capitalist gains" or "what rights do you have, harming the people for capitalist gains".
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The towering laundry on bamboo poles formed a seamless canopy above the pedestrains. Pretty soon, a new inpenetrable canopy of highrise apartment blocks would take their place too.
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Posted by nobdynowhr 07:16 Archived in China

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