In Shanghais old narrow alleys you find a lot of opportunities to take a rest 😉
Even in the so-called atheistic Peoples Republic of China more and more people ask this question. Within weeks, after the government decides not to extend any renting of Lilongs, people stand in front of their demolished houses. Some lived there their whole life, this can be easily 60 years. Of course they get a compensation but new apartments are expensive and far away from the place they used to live. They have to leave behind an intact community and very often their life-sustaining small businesses. They have to arrange with unknown neighbours and a soulless high-rise building.
It was already dark when I passed this brightly lit window and I could not resist. Here they played Májiàng (Mahjong), a very popular board game.
Almost everywhere I go in China people take their time together for playing cards and board games. Mostly sitting outside in parks, in front of their houses or even next to the streets, wherever there is room for a little table and stool.