China’s “other billion”

A journalist with over seven years experience in China is taking a six-month journey through rural China to document the lives of China’s “other billion” — the Chinese who aren’t born, raised and educated in relatively developed coastal cities: “I have embarked on what I hope will be a six month journey through the Chinese countryside — listening, watching and telling stories from farmers’ lives. … 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. The following, if you will, are some fragments from the story of the other billion.”

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