Shanghai’s normally bustling Nanjing East Road has turned into an open-air bedroom on recent nights as local residents try to beat the heat of their cramped homes by sleeping outside on benches or directly on the pavement. Many homes in some of the older low-rise areas of the city lack air conditioning; and many residents that do have it will often seek ways to keep electricity bills from skyrocketing during summer

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