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WILDCARDS #12: CHINA / SHANGHAI

By Markus, 24. November 2013

Dieser Artikel ist derzeit nur in englischer Sprache verfügbar.

 

Our daily WILDCARD explores the city of Shanghai. Learn more on how rural Chinese perceive Shanghai, a guinea pig city system, the future of Shanghainese language and more…

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EXCERPT:

Improved Life

For rural Chinese, Shanghai is seen as an opportunity for work and an improved quality of life. Due to Shanghai’s rapid development the demand for labour is huge and thus a large portion (40%) of Shanghai’s population is floating (i.e migrants). Even migrants who become unemployed still prefer to stay in Shanghai because they have grown accustomed to city life.

Guinea Pig City

Shanghai is the testing ground for the government’s new reforms and laws that they wish to use for the whole country. Trials that are successful in Shanghai will be extended throughout the country. An example of this is the Free-Trade Zone recently set up in Pudong, that if successful will mean more Free-Trade Zones being set up in Tianjin and Guangdong.

Shanghainese Language

Mandarin is taking over daily speaking for the Shanghainese people. Children are starting to show a lack of fluency and now there is a greater push than ever to preserve the Shanghainese language.

Interesting Fact

December 2013 saw the worst air pollution Shanghai has ever seen, well beyond the 500 max index. Shanghai’s residents are demanding the local government to take action and stop the biggest culprits from continuing to pollute the city.

 

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