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In pictures: A day in the life of Wenzhou

Former rickshaw driver Shi Chun Lan, 43, (R), plays a version of Chinese chess based on military planning and strategy, in a park in the centre of Wenzhou.

His life has been transformed by the booming economy.

I own a four floor building on Five Horses Street which I let out as different units, some retail, some residential.

I can now collect around 1,000,000 RMB a year ($125,000) in rent from that building, which is about a hundred times more than I could collect 10 years ago."

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