migrant workers in Beijing

Growing Outrage Over China’s War On Its Poor

Outrage is growing in China over evictions of migrant workers from Beijing after a fire which killed nineteen, seeing as the Chinese government has used the fire as a pretext to enact planned population control measures. In particular, outrage has focused on the use of the term "low end populations" to refer to migrants as undesirables who are to be evicted from Beijing. This is not the only scandal that the Chinese government currently has on its plate which has led to mass outrage... Read More

Responses To Beijing Fire Deaths Show Chinese State Prioritizing Public Image Over Victims

Outrage has ensued in China following the death of nineteen individuals in Daxing District in southern Beijing after a fire. 17 of these individuals were migrants from other parts of China and seven were children. But government responses have largely consisted of evicting migrant workers, a form of prioritizing public image over the welfare of migrant workers even after such a tragedy... Read More