China

In the Shadows of Shanghai's Skyscrapers

By on September 27, 2012
shanghai-rich-poor-rag&bone-30.jpg Photograph by Sim Chi Yin for Bloomberg Businessweek

After a whole morning of collecting recyclable materials, Zhang comes home to the old lane house where she has a 10-square-meter room. There is no shower. Zhang says she just wipes herself down in her room to keep clean.

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