Our touring day that took us through the forbidden city started with the pedicab ride to a Hutong style house. This is one of the few pictures that I asked to have taken with one of the Chinese. I had to laugh – she made me sit down for the picture…. She was an original resident of the house which is owned by a state-run company and her rent is subsidized by the company. She pays 83 RMB per month, or about $13.