China

In the Shadows of Shanghai's Skyscrapers

By on September 27, 2012
shanghai-rich-poor-gap-15.jpg Photograph by Sim Chi Yin for Bloomberg Businessweek

Migrant workers Zhang Chunying, 47, and her husband, Wang Chunlin, 51, live in the Xintiandi district of Shanghai, known for luxury shopping and entertainment. Collecting and selling cardboard and other recyclables, they make about 100 yuan ($15) a day—which they are using to put their son through a university.

 
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