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The mind-boggling population density of China’s major cities is unfathomable without first-hand experience. Here’s a tour of a mega gated community, Shanghai Cannes (上海康城) in that city’s south. Estimates of the population vary, I will go with the security guards that said there are about 13,000 households, some claims have the inhabitants at as many as 80,000 which seems a stretch, though average household numbers are probably high from 3-generation households and also the apartments rented by migrant lower-income professionals that can have quite a few occupants, so 40-50,000 may be possible. Located in Xinzhuang in a long stretch of massive gated communities, Shanghai Cannes is known for its extreme density. Within the confines there are all the services needed from cradle to, well, there is no cemetery. There is a network of bus stops reminiscent of an amusement park, and all the nearby supermarkets run free shuttle buses.