CHINA DAILY, XINHUA (China), BBC NEWS (UK)
BEIJING – A series of earthquakes in southwestern China on Friday killed at least 24 people and injured 150 more, reports BBC News.
Chinese state media Xinhua said the 5.7 magnitude quake struck the border of Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, with its epicenter located in the Yiliang county of Yunnan.
The quake, which was also felt in neighboring Sichuan Province, was followed by several tremors. Two other earthquakes, respectively measured at 5.6 and 3.2 magnitude, shook the border area.
Xinhua has reported that some houses collapsed and power went off in neighboring towns. More than 20,000 houses are believed to be damaged while more than 100,000 people have been evacuated in Yunnan, adds Xinhua.
Southwestern China is often hit by earthquakes. In May 2008, a magnitude 7.9 quake in Sichuan killed at least 69,000 people.
An appetite for gentrification
Informal street vendors are casualties.
On paper, this all sounds great.
A call for food justice
Food, it seems, has become the perfect lure.
Upending an existing foodscape
Longtime residents find themselves forced to compete against the "urban food machine"
But that doesn't mean objections don't exist.
All represent strategies to meet community needs in a place mostly ignored by mainstream retailers.
So what happens when new competitors come to town?
Starting at a disadvantage
When I see that City Heights' home prices rose 58% over the past three years, I'm not surprised.
Going up against the urban food machine
I argue that investors and developers use food as a tool for achieving the same ends.
It's hard to see how that's a form of inclusion or empowerment.
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