The neighborhood committee worker loses his cool, then apologizes. “I didn’t mean to raise my voice, but I’m also very anxious and angry,” he says. “We are powerless and we can’t do anything about it.” What began as a tense conversation ends with the two commiserating over their shared helplessness.
“I can’t believe our country is like this,” Yu says. “I also don’t know why Shanghai has become like this,” comes the reply.