Moving Out: Beijing’s “Rejuvenation” Enters a New Phase

The continuing “Rejuvenation” of Beijing enters a new phase this spring as local authorities are starting to ask for volunteers to relocate out of the city center. Signs first posted last month in the Wudaoying area near the Lama and Confucian temples offered cash incentives for residents willing to move.

Other posters warn residents against holding out for more money and not to listen to “rumors.”

The Great Brickening which began in earnest at the end of 2017 was, as predicted, only the first phase of sweeping changes coming to the capital. By sweeping, I mean it will make Baron Haussmann seem like a stoned kid playing Sim City at 2:30 in the morning while binging on croissanwiches.