Migrant Workers

May 3, 2014, 5am PDT
China's rapid urbanization has been built by a class of citizens called "nongmin," or peasants, many of which have migrated to urban areas for work but retain their legal status as residents of the countryside.
China File
February 10, 2013, 9am PST
A 2,000 year old household registration system in China ties temporary urban workers to rural life.
The Washington Post
October 8, 2012, 12pm PDT
A journalist offers a personal account and striking images from Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong, China, home to factories that the produce a wide variety of exported goods.
The Design Observer
July 5, 2012, 9am PDT
Officials and developers in the Turkish capital have set their sights on a poor but centrally-located neighborhood for an urban renewal project, leaving longtime residents worried they may not be around much longer, Jessica Bourque reports.
The New York Times
October 6, 2010, 5am PDT
Small enclaves of low-wage workers in Beijing have been walled off from their surroundings in an effort to reduce crime. The separating walls have become a local controversy.
The New York Times