The catwalks of Zhili can be a road to riches for the children who prove a hit there. Photo: the paper.cn

How China’s child modelling boom turned small town into magnet for ambitious parents

  • Families are relocating to Zhili, where the growing child garment industry means models can earn up to US$1,500 a day
  • Young children work long hours and miss schooling in attempt to win big contracts as companies clamour for star quality
Topic |   China Society

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The catwalks of Zhili can be a road to riches for the children who prove a hit there. Photo: the paper.cn
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