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The Migrant on the Street of Eternal Happiness

Since Deng Xiaoping began the policy of economic reform and opening-up, Chinese migrant workers have become the biggest labour force in whole world. Zhao Shilin, now the owner of a flower shop on the Street of Eternal Happiness...

Young Migrants Ambivalent About City Life

Young migrant workers struggle to adapt to life in China’s cities according to a new survey, which reports that only 6% are either “relatively” or “very well” adapted. Common problems among...

China Takes Aim at Rural Influx

The New York Times notes the razing of some 30 schools for migrant workers’ children in Beijing over the summer, affecting over 30,000 students. The demolitions, justified by the government on health and safety grounds,...

Yu Jianrong on Closing of Migrant Schools

China Media Project has translates an online chat conducted with Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Professor Yu Jianrong about the recent closures of schools for the children of migrant workers: Over the past six months, more...

Migrant School Demolished, Parents Furious

Caixin presents a photo gallery showing the site of a school for migrant workers in Beijing, which was suddenly demolished on Monday: Parents of migrant students were dismayed to find that over ten of the school’s...

Video: Zanta!

Zanta! is a documentary film by journalist Jocelyn Ford which follows the lives of widowed Tibetan street hawker Zanta and her seven-year-old son, whom she brought to Beijing so he could get an education. The film is in...

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