Migrant workers pack their belongings onto a truck as they leave from the outskirts of Beijing on Monday. The authorities in the capital have been evicting domestic migrant workers in droves, triggering a public outcry over the harsh treatment of people the city depends on to build their skyscrapers, care for their children and take on other low paid work. Photo: Associated Press

Evictions waken Beijing middle class to plight of migrant workers

More affluent and educated residents of the capital shocked by the forced eviction of poorer workers from their homes in crackdown on illegal building work

Topic |   Migrant workers in China
Migrant workers pack their belongings onto a truck as they leave from the outskirts of Beijing on Monday. The authorities in the capital have been evicting domestic migrant workers in droves, triggering a public outcry over the harsh treatment of people the city depends on to build their skyscrapers, care for their children and take on other low paid work. Photo: Associated Press
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