China is developing rapidly by building cities. The trend is for citizens to move from the relatively underdeveloped countryside to a city. When Chinese people living in cities talk about their homes, they are almost always talking about an apartment. I can easily imagine a future China in which 80% or more of the population lives in high-rise apartment buildings. Such an estimate may be realized in the not too distant future, given how quickly new apartment buildings are being erected and old residences demolished.
I took the above photo on a rare clean air day in Anyang, Henan Province, China. It was late in the day, and I was at a local park that has a small man-made lake. The air was still enough to capture some nice reflection photos from the lake’s surface.