Shanghai steps up patrols to keep visitors at scenic spot within rules
Security patrols have been stepped up along Shanghai’s scenic Bund area to stop people from camping there, as tourists and residents seek cooler places to escape the ongoing heat wave.
Trouble is, the campers generate a lot of trash.
The city’s meteorological office has issued 15 orange alerts and three red alerts about high temperatures in recent weeks. The extreme heat has resulted in at least four deaths and countless reports of heatstroke and other illnesses.
To cope, many people — especially those without air conditioning and guests in budget accommodations — have set up camp on the Bund, a waterfront area that stretches 1.5 kilometers along the Huangpu River.
The area has been a symbol
Camping on the Bund is uncivilized, especially when some men go shirtless and sleep outside.” Qian Panpan, photographer
of Shanghai for 149 years, and the sight of people sleeping on the ground with mats and bedsheets has angered some residents.
“Camping on the Bund is uncivilized, especially when some men go shirtless and sleep outside,” said Qian Panpan, a photographer who takes pictures of visitors in the