April 2nd, 2008

I don’t have time right now for this, but just a quick note before lzh and I head off for a study session with one of my colleagues: The headline says:


150,000 Dongcheng residents plan to move out to Chaoyang District

Which naturally leaves me asking: “How?” The “why”, judging by the subtitle, is the preservation of the Old City and the raising of living standards. And a carpark will be built outside the hutongs (no, I don’t know what that’s about either).

Anyway, hopefully I’ll remember to look this up and read and maybe even translate the whole thing tomorrow. I mean, moving 150,000 people seems pretty damn momentous to me.

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