I traveled to Beijing before the Olympic games to learn about how regular people were being affected by the games.  This radio story aired on KFOG.

In China it’s illegal to move without government permission. But this hasn’t stopped millions of migrants who move around the country, especially from rural areas to Beijing. These migrants cannot use public schools, hospitals or receive government aid. They regularly face police harassment and possible jail time.  There I met Zhou who’s willing to risk all this just to make living digging through other people’s trash.


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