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China’s Other Billion: A Million Deng Yujiaos | China Digital Times (CDT)

Whenever I am in a conversation in which I have to explain China, I usually tell people that China has its own America, 400 million or so strong, who represent an upper and middle class with the same living standards and luxuries as the United States.  They constitute China’s vast number of Internet users.  But beneath this layer there exist another billion who live in abject poverty and are expected to supply the grueling labor to build and maintain this second America.  Finally, I have found a thinker who has used similar words:

China, it is often said, has more than 400 million Internet users and hundreds of millions of new urban residents, who are changing the face of the country. It is less often noted that China also has another billion people who have not yet been fully included in these new economic and social changes.

-Rachel Beitarie

China’s Other Billion: A Million Deng Yujiaos | China Digital Times (CDT).

Rachel’s personal China blog can be found at:

http://www.bendilaowai.com/

 

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