I took my son Tony for a walk Tuesday Afternoon. We went to the nearby shopping center to see what progress had been made in setting up a Tesco Supermarket and KFC. That appears to be going fine. However, the two famous establishments are setting up in a huge shopping area that is otherwise completely unoccupied. The hallway above, where you can see spaces for twenty shops, is just one of probably a dozen or so similarly unoccupied hallways in the complex. I don't know if you can see it in the picture, but this space is brand-new and covered with about a year or more accumulation of dust. For this area to be even half-occupied, there will have to be an abandonment of the older retail area that is about half a kilometer from this new center.
I am Canadian. I have lived in Wuxi, China since September 2004. I teach English. In this blog, I recount the things I have seen and the experiences I have had here in Wuxi. I also make comments on things that strike my reactionary fancy.