Where Beijing's 'bottom of society' live

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Beijing’s population has grown rapidly in recent years, as migrants from all around China come to seek jobs. Urbanisation has led to economic growth for the city, but it has also brought in issues like traffic congestion and a housing shortage. To ease these pressures, the Chinese capital launched a massive campaign to drive out impoverished communities.

Mr. Wang, who asked us not to publish his full name, runs 4 hostels on the outskirts of Beijing for migrant workers. And he organizes a get-together dinner every year to celebrate the Lunar New Year with those who can’t go home for the traditional reunions with their families.
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Beijing (;Mandarin: [pèi.tɕíŋ] ( listen)), formerly romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the world's third most populous city proper, and most populous capital city. The city, located in northern China, is governed as a direct-controlled municipality under the national governmen... More