Shanghai Destruction

Down south, in the bustling city of Shanghai, a similar fate to the many os Beijing's hutongs (see "Beijing hutongs demolished").

People are being evicted as old makes way for new in Shanghai. Corporates are buying land up at criminal prices and people being given 1 day's notice that they are being moved on.

I wonder how many developers and Governments in other parts of the world (particularly those that are democracies) look on these events with green eyes of envy, wishing they could mould the earth to their whim with the relative ease of how it is achieved in China. Shouldn't it be that way everywhere?

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