chicago tribune

The road to Double Happiness

From Chicago Tribune: “While most Chinese migrants hope to land jobs as cogs in a factory, several Bai family members embrace entrepreneurship as a way of advancing.”

The factory nuns of urban China

From Chicago Tribune (Sub required): “Bai Lin is a sad-faced 19-year-old who seems to carry the weight of the world on her shoulders. She works in a small industrial town for a factory that makes intravenous drip kits for hospitals. Once she lived with her family in a dirt-floored hovel at the end of a […]

Chicago Tribune: Migration of a nation

From Chicago Tribune: “For rural China’s destitute farmers such as the Bai family, jobs exported to the cities–many from America–offer a profound new hope for a better life.”

In China, no money means no treatment

From Chicago Tribune, via The State: “In China, it is survival of the fittest. It is a striking fact never addressed by the communist leadership that some of the biggest social problems facing China today–the big gap between rich and poor, the exploitation of peasants–are the same type of woes that led to the revolution […]

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