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Beijing evictions leave migrant workers in limbo as winter deepens

BEIJING (Reuters) – Winter is bringing a frigid existence and an uncertain future for migrant workers in Beijing deprived of electricity and heating as they resist a month-long campaign to evict them from the city’s urban villages.
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Untold Story: 154 days in China #13

Studying while enjoying chilling autumn, freezing winter

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The day after Tianjin trip, I continued my adventure to one place with two of my friends. 603 more words

Travel

In Beijing, Who Is and Isn’t a ‘Low-end Person?’

Mo Zhixu, December 14, 2017

In the evening of November 18, 2017, a fire broke out in the Jufuyuan Apartments (聚福缘公寓) in Beijing’s Daxing District (大兴区), prompting authorities across the city to begin “clearing out illegal apartments.” In an abrupt and sweeping action, tens of thousands of people were commanded to collect their belongings and vacate their homes onto the cold and windy streets of China’s capital. 1,577 more words

China

Five reasons why Beijing should be on your radar

A group of us travelled to China as part of a student exchange program which involved teaching English in a high school in Beijing. This was the furthest I had been away from home and excited was an understatement. 473 more words

Personal

Suspect ID'd in case of the hero who watched 'Bee Movie' 357 times on Netflix

Put that wish list of potential suspects to rest, because it turns out the person who watched DreamWorks’ Bee Movie 357 times on Netflix last year was not, in fact, Meryl Streep: it was a young, U.K.-based mother named Gemma Chalmers. 339 more words

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