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China Migrant Workers

Matt Sheehan

This Controversial Chinese Company Wants To 3-D Print Your Next House | Matt Sheehan | Posted 04.15.2015 | World

SUZHOU, China -- Walking through WinSun’s show lot in the Suzhou Industrial Park, one gets a glimpse of the past and possible future of building con...

Matt Sheehan

A Day In The Life Of A Muslim Chinese Migrant Family | Matt Sheehan | Posted 12.17.2014 | World

BEIJING -- Fourteen-year-old Mao Baolong wears a goofy grin as he pinballs up and down the restaurant’s cramped aisle -- taking orders and deliverin...

Kathleen Miles

These Photos Capture A Dwindling Chinese Village With Only One Baby | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.01.2014 | World

DA PING, China -- Tucked away high in the mountains of northwestern China is Da Ping, a village of about 20 residents, many of them elderly. There use...

Matt Sheehan

Guerrilla Theater: China's Migrant Workers Get Political Onstage | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.12.2014 | World

BEIJING -- For a nominally socialist country, China has many of the trappings of a capitalist paradise. With independent unions banned and the hundred...

China's Urbanization Drive Leaves Migrant Workers Out In The Cold

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2013 | World

By Lucy Hornby and Jane Lee BEIJING/SHANGHAI, March 31 (Reuters) - Twenty minutes' drive from Shanghai's glitzy financial district, do...

Looking for Laoban

Patrick Ainslie | Posted 05.13.2013 | World
Patrick Ainslie

Chinese migrant workers are a community beyond the bottom of the economic pyramid, forced to seek employment day-by-day with no guarantees. The foundation of most migrant workers' sustenance is their relationship to a laoban.

The Largest Annual Human Migration

Halle Tecco | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Halle Tecco

Every spring, China's cities plunge into chaos as a tidal wave of humanity attempts to return home by train for the Chinese New Year. The wave is made...

China: Sexual Frustration Causing Social Problems

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING (Reuters) - Sexual frustration amongst migrant workers in China's booming southern province of Guangdong is leading to a host of social proble...

Evolving Laws but Stagnant Realities for Shanghai's Migrants

Alexander Davenport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alexander Davenport

The story of one girl in China shows the struggle migrants face as they try to balance the demands of family, education, and their livelihoods.

Crises, Bailouts, and Migrants

Alexander Davenport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alexander Davenport

In the US, our government has been forced to decide just who is worth supporting as well: Should Washington bail out Lehman or Citi? AIG or Freddie Mac? Detroit or New York?