Migrant workers built China’s cities, but can’t afford to live in them. Now a drive to replace slums with cheap housing will limit their options even further.
“Chen Shaoyun has carved out a place for his family in Shanghai. Over the last eight years, he’s built a small kitchen renovation business. He’s even bought a car and his son is doing well at school. But he lives in one of Shanghai’s slums. An estimated 130 million migrant workers live in urban slums across China. Chen is wealthier than most…” Here is a video report.