China’s Chunyun ticket rush reflects myriad class divide

Alia | January 22nd, 2013 - 4:08 am

On one end of this debate of Chenyun ticket rush are migrant workers without necessary tech know-hows. On the other end are tech-savvy urban young professionals. The war between these two groups is a reflection of the current social reality in China.

Left-behind American children in China

Alia | December 6th, 2012 - 6:16 am

Among China’s vast troops of left-behind children, an even more special segment is left-behind foreign children whose parents are oftentimes illegal immigrants who work low-paid jobs on foreign lands. This is a story on the lives of about 10,000 such left-behind American children in Fuzhou, Fujian province.

A home that resides in a public restroom

Alia | November 15th, 2012 - 3:43 am

A migrant worker family in Guangdong lives in a public restroom for 9 years so that the son can have access to basic education.