Migrant Workers

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.
May 3, 2014   China File
A 2,000 year old household registration system in China ties temporary urban workers to rural life.
Feb 10, 2013   The Washington Post
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.
Oct 8, 2012   The Design Observer
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.
Jul 5, 2012   The New York Times
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.
Oct 6, 2010   The New York Times