Migrant Population Swelling in Beijing – Shan Juan

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From The China Daily:

Nearly one out of three people in belongs to the mobile population, according to the capital’s population and family planning commission.

The municipality’s mobile population reached 5.4 million in October, accounting for nearly 30 percent of the total, the commission’s deputy director Li Yunli said.

More than 80 percent of the capital’s mobile population belongs to the China-unique category of rural migrant workers, Li told a conference on population in Beijing on Monday. The remainder is mostly made up of people visiting for less than a month. [Full Text]

Photo: Workers stand on a temporary dormitory at the Central Business District in Beijing September 2, 2007. China’s 120 million , the young generation in particular, are demanding higher wages and a better working environment, the Labour Ministry said. [Agencies] – from China Daily.

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