Nearly 120,000 live in Beijing’s underground
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)