What a barren sight ... how antiseptic... Stones instead of the mudroad, grey walls and spaced lampposts,

instead of the people on rattan chairs playing Xiangqi and cards. Left is only "Qiang"! "Mei renqi" only "cheqi"!

Everything gets torn down and cleaned up but not for people but for cars.

Ravishing hutong after hutong all torn up and the old people thrown out only leaving lots of scars.