LIFE

How are Shanghai’s Migrant Workers Surviving Lockdown?

Four migrant workers in Shanghai share their lockdown stories of food shortages and being unable to work

SOCIETY

My Life Painting Thousands of Van Goghs on the Assembly Line

One migrant worker’s journey from reproducing Van Goghs in an “art factory” to painting on the streets of Amsterdam

SOCIETY

No Retirement Before Death: The Story of an Aging Migrant Worker

What’s it like battling poverty and being unable to retire as a migrant worker in China today?

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FICTION

I’ve Never Had a Winning Ticket | Fiction

A tale of chance and mishap, from Chinese author Jiang Zijian

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PHOTO STORY

End of Days

Doing business amid the dying detritus of old Beijing

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SOCIETY

The Noughty Nineties: The Worker

Millennials now comprise the majority of China’s migrant workers—from our cover story

NEWS

Just what do migrants contribute, anyway?

Beijing’s future economic plans leave little room for the itinerant and low-paid

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Migrant tensions simmer in Beijing

Village in capital fines migrants for being migrants as locals voice complaints

LIVING IN CHINA, NEWS

Which Assassin Killed the Bookstore?

Bookshop owner’s letter highlights contradictions in Beijing’s efforts in demolition

SOCIETY

In the Minds of Migrant Workers

A sociological study into the hopes and fears of one of China’s most vulnerable groups

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