Photo gallery: Wheeling through Shanghai

Story posted May 3, 2013 in News, China by Emily Kaplan

Shanghai’s streets are packed with spinning wheels. Some define status,  illustrating the story of China’s upward mobility and Shanghai’s ever-growing middle class, rapidly increasing in the fastest growing economy in the world.  Other wheels, however, depict the challenges the city faces with poverty and extreme inequality.

The mix is not always in perfect harmony. Traffic jams are unavoidable. Honking is ubiquitous. But together, they tell the story of the city’s diversity. This is Shanghai on wheels. 


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