China enters the Ice AgeBy
Back in the late 1940s, when they took over Shanghai and ended Western domination of the city, one of the first things Mao’s Communists did was purge Shanghai of its colonial era street names. So Shanghai's Route Cardinal Mercier became Maoming Nan Lu, Bubbling Well Road became Nanjing Xi Lu and Avenue Edward VII became Yanan Dong Lu. (Yanan was the place in China's Northwest where the Communists were based during World War Two.)
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