Migrant workers get on a long-distance bus to leave Beijing on November 24, after their factory was closed by the authorities in a crackdown on migrant worker communities. They will move to Changshu in Zhejiang, where the factory will be relocated. Photo: EPA-EFE

Beijing’s eviction of migrants exposes officials’ prejudice and ignorance of human rights

Deng Yuwen says city governments in China should respect people’s freedom of mobility. Sacrificing migrant welfare to compensate for the failings of the capital’s population control policy is shameful discrimination

Topic |   Migrant workers in China

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Migrant workers get on a long-distance bus to leave Beijing on November 24, after their factory was closed by the authorities in a crackdown on migrant worker communities. They will move to Changshu in Zhejiang, where the factory will be relocated. Photo: EPA-EFE
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