78-year-old construction worker crushed to death by excavator

| July 4th, 2010

Recently, this set of chilling photos was circulating the Chinese websites and forums with the title “Peasant worker crushed into meat pie by excavator, where is justice”. Was it a murder or another housing demolition gone bad? Netizents speculated.  Then I found the news report of this incident on Netease.

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A college graduate drifter’s confession letter to his peasant worker father

| January 9th, 2010

These days, a post titled “A college graduate drifter’s confession letter to his peasant worker father” on MOP triggered heated discussions. Poster named “I am a little cat” (我是小猫猫一个) just graduated from college almost for a year. His monthly salary is one thousand yuan (=150 USD) which is less than his peasant worker father’s, so he had been lying to his family about his life… Many netizens related to him and said “You are not lonely”; “Whether you have money […]Read more…

The Sorrow of Migrant Peasant Workers’ Urban Life

| May 4th, 2009

From NetEast BBS: By 不知道分子,

Tens of thousands of migrant peasant workers are full of hope, with a good heart, constantly going into the city, selling out themselves to the unlimited consumption of low-cost labor force. They are selling their physical strength, their health and their time, and how many of them will really fulfill their wishes?

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