I can understand your surprise but the global management is a bit different. When there is a cluster the population has very strict and straight confinement otherwise is similar as what you see here. In big cities it looks different too
I often see Chinese woodworking made of a gorgeous red wood and ask myself: which kind of wood is it?
Is it something special from China or is it known and available elsewhere? Or is it just wood painted in red???
During the end of the 19th Century and the very early 20th Century, the United States exported massive amounts of redwood from its California forests to China. The biggest demand was for coffins. Thousands of Chinese worked to build our Western railroad systems, and the most common practice for those that died on the job was to ship them back home in redwood coffins, made here in the U.S. That is why only a fraction of the many hundreds who died building the railroads remain in U.S. cemeteries. Those workers who were no longer employed and returned to China often included redwood among their wages that they could sell for good money when they got back home, good enough to usually more than offset the often exorbitant cost of shipping.
Ok tiktok I often see Chinese men making round cutting boards from trees that have a deep red colour, very dark, and huge trunks of two meters diameter or more.
They claim that wood is indestructible by hitting it with various tools and bouncing the round boards on the ground.
Those trees are amazing.