Hong Kong's poor live in cramped, squalid metal cages2/7/2013
Your home may be small, but people in Hong Kong are literally living in claustrophobic metal cages. For $167 per month, people bed down in squalid 16-square-foot mesh compartments. These cage homes are often piled on top of each other and crammed into dilapidated apartments for maximum capacity. It gets worse: Many don't sleep on mattresses, which attract bedbugs, lining their cages with thin pads and bamboo mats instead. They don't have kitchens, share a couple of squat potties and wash their clothes in buckets. Some estimates claim that about 100,000 Hong Kongers live in beyond-terrible conditions like these, making our luxury mansion shortage look utterly ridiculous. [Source]
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