Author: Sophie Beach

Sophie Beach lives in Berkeley, California. She previously served as senior research associate for Asia at the Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based press freedom organization. She received her master's degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Her writing about China has been published in the Los Angeles Times, the Asian Wall Street Journal, the South China Morning Post, The Nation magazine, and other publications.
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Photo: Construction workers outside Zhengzhou, by lindseyta

Construction workers outside Zhengzhou, by lindseyta

June 28, 2011 10:55 PM

China Migrant Unrest Exposes Generation Faultline

Reuters revisits the city of Zengcheng, Guangdong, the scene of riots last month after a skirmish between a pregnant street vendor and a police officer. They find a generational shift among migrant workers, many of whom are young and not willing to tolerate mistreatment by authorities and bosses: Interviews with dozens of migrants in Dadun and other nearby factory neighborhoods

June 28, 2011 10:11 PM

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