While China is now the world's second largest economy, it's important to realize that it is still a developing nation. We don't live in the megacities of China's eastern seaboard. We live in a city that, until recently, seemed to be a place that time forgot. Look for the things we take for granted in these photos . . . closed manhole covers? Hard hats? Safety ropes? Steel toed shoes? Cordoned off areas? Safe electrical wires? Temporary housing for workers? What do you see?
Someone once told me that the biggest job in China was digging holes and the second biggest job was to fill them! I believe it! Along the same lines, though, is the idea that in order to build new shiny things, old worn things must be torn down. Several of these photos show things being torn down as well.
These photos could be in any city in China on any given day. Since the country does NOT want to have its sole source of income in the manufacturing sector that depends on global economy, it is emphasizing local infrastructure. Much has been said about China owning so much American debt, but little has been said about China's drowning in internal debt to fund all this construction.
Oh, and my blood counts were fine! I'm free to be out and about with people!