Migration of Millions Puts Squeeze on China's Cities
Sheila Tefft, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
A PILE of rubble stands where Yin Jun's garment workshop used to be. Mr. Yin lives in a southside Beijing ghetto known as Zhejiang Village. At one time, it was home to more than 100,000 migrant workers from Zhejiang Province in southeastern China.
Now the population of Zhejiang Village is shrinking. The Beijing municipal government is trying to demolish it along with more than 20 other migrant enclaves in China's capital, all part of an effort to discourage a flood of rural migrants from swamping China's already crowded cities.
"That was my livelihood," says Yin, looking at what was once his tailor shop, which his landlord recently tore down. He had borrowed more …
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