Nearly 120,000 live in Bei­jing’s un­der­ground

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Bei­jing will con­tinue its three­year cam­paign to cope with about 119,100 peo­ple liv­ing in thou­sands of risky un­der­ground fa­cil­i­ties, ac­cord­ing to Bei­jing Daily.

The 3,125 fa­cil­i­ties in­clude 932 civil air-de­fense con­struc­tions and another 2,192 reg­u­lar residential base­ments.

With a pop­u­la­tion of more than 21 mil­lion, the city is faced with lim­ited space and high de­mand for af­ford­able hous­ing. Many have cho­sen to live un­der­ground where res­i­dents have com­mu­nal bath­rooms and shared kitchens.

The cap­i­tal city plans to use tech­nol­ogy to im­prove the man­age­ment of un­der­ground space with the sup­port of cur­rent gov­ern­ment public se­cu­rity re­sources. (Photo 3)

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