Migrant Workers in Shantou

    The rural population in China is about one billion. They contribute a lot to China’s development, but enjoy fewer privileges compared to people who live in cities. Their life, income, medical care and education are still worse. In order to have a better life, most of them choose to work in cities. They mostly do hard jobs which the city people feel ashamed to do, and they save as much money as they can to bring back home. Near JinPing Industrial Area in Shantou, there are a group of migrant workers from Hunan Province living in poor, dirty wooden houses. The place has no specific name, even the fire engines and the ambulances spent a long time to find there when a fire broke out.

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