Beijing party secretary Cai Qi has come under criticism for his handling of a sweeping demolition campaign that left thousands homeless in the capital. Illustration: Adolfo Arranz

Why a Xi Jinping protégé came under fire in Beijing over mass eviction of migrant workers

The capital’s party secretary, Cai Qi, initially called for ‘tough’ response in wake of deadly blaze last month

Topic |   Migrant workers in China

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Beijing party secretary Cai Qi has come under criticism for his handling of a sweeping demolition campaign that left thousands homeless in the capital. Illustration: Adolfo Arranz
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Jun Mai

Jun Mai

Jun Mai is an award-winning journalist covering China's political and social news. He writes about China's elite politics, general policies and social activism. He is currently based in Beijing.