As China's economy slows, migrant workers head home
Every summer in Bianqiang village in northwestern China, locals gather for three nights of Chinese opera. There are children's rides, popcorn and spit-roasted chickens. Grandparents watch over their grandchildren.
This summer's event was different though because more young parents were present. In previous years they had left their children in the care of grandparents while they found work in nearby cities and towns. But as China's economy slows, jobs for migrant workers are drying up and they are heading back home.
China's official unemployment rate has been around 4 percent for years,... read more
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