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In Shanghai, the Party is Getting into Parties (or is it)?

So Shanghai is recruiting a Nightlife CEO.

Each city district will appoint a “nightlife director”, with an aim to creating a “cozier (sic) environment for nightlife in the city.”

It’s a response to the new rhythms of our hyper-connected world. A 9-to-5 bureaucracy, after all, understandably struggles with figuring out the late-night rave. Now, rather than closing down bars or entire streets as kneejerk responses to local populist sentiments, the report states, the city will now “guide their operations” for win-win solutions.