The old Shanghai district of Laoximen is in the process of being demolished. Photo: Brian Segal/Astrowerx

As development destroys old Shanghai, residents win payouts but lose neighbourhood feeling, and calls for preservation grow 

The run-down lane houses of Laoximen are the latest to fall to the wrecker’s ball in China’s biggest city, where fans of its old buildings hope more can be done to renovate those worth saving so residents can stay put and live better 

Topic |   Chinese history

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The old Shanghai district of Laoximen is in the process of being demolished. Photo: Brian Segal/Astrowerx
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