The pandemic has ratcheted up pressure on Beijing to do something about widening inequality. Photo: EPA-EFE
The pandemic has ratcheted up pressure on Beijing to do something about widening inequality. Photo: EPA-EFE

China’s wealth gap laid bare by contrasting lives of two coronavirus carriers in Beijing

  • Yue, a 44-year-old migrant worker, visited nearly 30 different construction sites across the city, while trying to feed a family of six and search for his missing son
  • Li, 26, spent her New Year’s Day and the following weekend in high-end shopping malls, luxury stores, a stand-up comedy show and skiing

The pandemic has ratcheted up pressure on Beijing to do something about widening inequality. Photo: EPA-EFE
The pandemic has ratcheted up pressure on Beijing to do something about widening inequality. Photo: EPA-EFE
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