I forgot to post this short introduction to the redistricting of Bao’an County into Shenzhen Municipality, and subsequently into the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone and its suburbs or outer districts.
In this episode of Shenzhen Book of Changes, we’re visiting Ms. Cai, who rents a stall in the Dongmen Textile Market. Several years ago, she migrated to Shenzhen from a small city in northern Hubei to be closer to her daughter. She possessed the tenacity and business savvy to start up a small business in this bustling city of migrants.
Episode 3 of Shenzhen Book of Changes is up! Like millions of migrants, Hu Yuefu has come to Shenzhen to make a life and business for himself. We visit Baishizhou – Shenzhen’s largest urban village – to learn his story.
More on the complexities of the situation of Chinese migrant labor and its similarities to the situation of illegal immigrants in the United States.
Our interview with Mr. Zhou in Henggang is now online. We also offer a simple introduction to the hukou system.
I’ve started a new video project, “Shenzhen Book of Changes” with Marco Flagg. Our first episode is up on Facebook.