written/non-written things by me (from 2005-2008)

Monday, November 20, 2006

The family that stayed.

About a 200 meters from this garbage-strewn rubbled field is a manicured main-thoroughfare, the China Radio International Building, a flank of glittering apartment towers, a new "hyper" supermarket chain, a subway station, an enormous well-kept scultpture park, and some carnival fairgrounds. Its an area being redeveloped as the Central Recreation District. Its about 30-40 minutes from Tiananmen Square. However, as far as I have seen, this is the only parcel of land that looks like this for miles. And this family lives there.
Article about Beijing's rapid redevelopment/gentrification and the consequences for regular people forced to re-settle: "Old Beijing worries about the 2008"

My name is Hannah Pierce-Carlson