President Xi Jinping visits a rural village in Jiangxi province. His new common-prosperity drive aims to more evenly distribute the nation’s wealth. Photo: Xinhua President Xi Jinping visits a rural village in Jiangxi province. His new common-prosperity drive aims to more evenly distribute the nation’s wealth. Photo: Xinhua
President Xi Jinping visits a rural village in Jiangxi province. His new common-prosperity drive aims to more evenly distribute the nation’s wealth. Photo: Xinhua
Zhou Xin
Opinion

Opinion

Zhou Xin

China’s ‘common prosperity’ can start by addressing discrimination against migrant workers

  • China’s economic boom in the last several years owes a huge debt to the nation’s migrant workforce, and it’s time for that backbone to receive greater support
  • Migrant workers earned an average monthly income of nearly half what urban residents in non-private-sector jobs earned last year

President Xi Jinping visits a rural village in Jiangxi province. His new common-prosperity drive aims to more evenly distribute the nation’s wealth. Photo: Xinhua President Xi Jinping visits a rural village in Jiangxi province. His new common-prosperity drive aims to more evenly distribute the nation’s wealth. Photo: Xinhua
President Xi Jinping visits a rural village in Jiangxi province. His new common-prosperity drive aims to more evenly distribute the nation’s wealth. Photo: Xinhua
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Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin now leads the technology news team at the Post following stints as Political Economy Editor and Deputy China Editor. He has previously worked for Reuters and Bloomberg in Beijing.