Bro- I wanted to like your piece but it comes across as seen through the eyes of an outright noob. Living in SH 2 years (great city by the way!), I can’t even access the NYT video due to bans on global news services. There is so much you didn’t “get” from a short visit. As the saying goes, when you first get to China, you could write a book. After a decade, you could write a postcard. It is more complex and insular than your post led on.