‘People with no value’ – BBC News

_42625005_migrantman_203.jpg_42624389_boywithbook_203.jpgFrom BBC News:

A report by Amnesty International highlights the and abuse suffered by China’s .

Jonathan Hursh, a founder of an NGO working with migrant communities in Beijing, describes the difficulties facing millions of migrants and the government’s approach towards an overwhelming social problem.

It was a brick home with a concrete floor with no running water and a little stove that could hardly heat them in the cold Beijing winters. A family of four were living in a room no bigger than 4 or 5 sq m.

What shocked me most was the discrimination these people suffered by urban residents. They seemed to live parallel lives in a society that has a very low regard for them and treats them like people who don’t have any value. [Full Text]

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