During Games, a Forced Vacation for Beijing’s Migrant Workers

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BOLIN, China, Aug. 20 — The glittering new buildings that China has so proudly displayed during the Beijing Olympics were largely the work of men like Zou Xianping. Zou, 39, left this little village in 2006 to weld steel for $280 a month in the high-rises going up along the capital’s fashionable…

During Games, a Forced Vacation for Beijing’s Migrant Workers
During Games, a Forced Vacation for Beijing’s Migrant Workers

(Washington Post — 21 August, 2008)
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ZHENGJIAZHUANG VILLAGE, China — Li Zengxia’s fish are dead and his crops are dying. The stream that was once his lifeline is gone, diverted 155 miles to Beijing to create a picture-perfect green setting for the 2008 Summer Games.

(Washington Post — 24 August, 2008)
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