A dancer in green sparkles and fringe drapes a live snake over the shoulders of a male customer at the Fun Ti Carnival Restaurant in Beijing.
The dancers, wait staff, and performers are all migrant workers from Xinjiang Province in Northwest China. Migrant workers in China are mostly from impoverished regions who go to more urban and prosperous coastal regions in search of work.
China has been experiencing the largest mass migration in history and people have left the countryside for the cities-perhaps 400 million people by 2025. Many are farmers and farm workers made obsolete by modern farming practices and factory workers who have been laid off from inefficient state-run factories.
- RANDY OLSON
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- China's Bling Dynasty_National Geographic Magazine 5/2008