When our city sleeps, they keep working

For most of us, midnight is the end of a hard work day. But for others, it's just the beginning.

For most of us, midnight is the end of a hard work day. But for others, it’s just the beginning. Shanghai Daily photographer Wang Rongjiang profiles the people who make our city a home while many of us rest.

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23:02: A designated driver waits by the roadside for an online call from a drinker who needs to be driven home. 

Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

12:07am: Workers bury underground wires to replace overhead cables. Shanghai is constantly upgrading its infrastructure.

Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

12:27am: A worker checks the water pipes when the street bustle cools down at midnight. Work is done at night to avoid disrupting our daily routines. 

Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

23:59: Two delivery men chat while waiting for online orders.

Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

1:11am: An engineer does a geodetic survey on Zhaojiabang Road.

Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

1:33am: A shop assistant mops the floor in a 24-hour store.

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