The landscape of the Jeifangbei square and Chongqing in general has dramatically changed and is evident by the immense development of the area. The major development has been the urban infrastructure of the location which has tall skyscrapers, hotels restaurants, pubs, vibrant nightlife, rise of the middle class, and rise of personal income and the influx of foreigners demanding a world class living condition. The industrialization period was the most important as it all started when western culture had started to have a major influence on the Chinese, especially the youth and this intersected with the foreign funding and investment boom that made its way to China.
The present day Chongqing has been converted to a capitalistic town housing multinational companies, large financial institutions, and affluent society and public. The aspect of peoples’ life that saw the main change was the surrounding environment and the influx of new people that they had to mix with. They had to change their life style, like some of the old workers remember working for old companies are not forced to work for more hours and sleep less. Some of them have to be more conscious of what they say and behave as it was not a problem earlier because the culture was more mannered and religion based, but now it is more modern and people specially spend less time with each other and more on their work and electronic gadgets. The very people who enjoyed philosophising with friends and family see the death of reasoning among people and the way modern life has been hard hitting to all the old people.
The above picture represents the current image of the Jeifagbei square and Chongqing region. The place has got a new identity which is more self-possessing and looks as if it is invaded by a different culture of the west, displayed through the burdening tall buildings and the changed habits of the domestic people more inclined to be like the westerners. The visual image displays the number of western brands that are thronging the city and the streets, as if they have dominated the street and the monument is more of a tourist attraction placed in between to earn tourism revenue from visitors. The monument though important to most has become more of a picture taking miniature and has lost its emotional appeal which supposedly resided in the hearts of the people who had fought the war or had served the war in some way(Davis, 2005). The culture is more western depicted in the tall buildings resembling capitalism and the power of capital of the west which has eaten the ancient richness of the region and the city.