China maintains an uneasy relationship with its wealthy business class


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Former factory worker Li Fengzhen, now in her 80s, has lived in the Hemu neighbourhood of Hangzhou in eastern China for more than 40 years. A few years ago the apartment buildings from the 1980s were dilapidated, with tangles of electricity cables outside, little green space and poor services for the ageing residents. Hemu now boasts an array of brand new facilities offering medical and nursing care, exercise, dining and entertainment while the buildings have been refurbished. Li spends much of her time persuading neighbours to pay for lifts to be installed in their buildings, with those on the highest...