It’s hard to imagine squares, shopping malls and parks in China without dancing elderly. By the hundreds of millions, they populate the public squares in early morning hours as well as in the evening and keep themselves physically fit by dancing to loud pop, techno or even propaganda music. For years, however, a dispute has been raging between them and local residents. Above all, the up-and-coming middle class – mostly younger families – feel annoyed by the noise caused by elderly folk, even during the evening hours. Chinese media regularly report violent confrontations. In one case, angry residents even set their dogs after the “grannies”.
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