Shang­hai steps up pa­trols to keep vis­i­tors at scenic spot within rules

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA - By CHINA DAILY

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

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