Re:Planned "urban renewal" for old Kashgar
- It's the same thing they did to Beijing.
When I was there in 1990, most of the city was low-rise, and bicycles
were the primary mode of transportation, although you could see
skyscrapers under construction.
Recent footage I've seen of Beijing shows a typical modern city with
skyscrapers and freeways.
The excellent movie "Shower" portrays the effect of these changes on a
traditional neighborhood, as the customers of a local bathhouse are
forced to relocate and sever their social ties.