A Turning Tide? Why More Chinese Migrant Workers Are Saying ‘Goodbye’ to First-Tier Cities

by Shi Yunhan Shanghai, swathed in fog. (via Bigstockphoto) This article also appears on The Atlantic In Beijing, budget rental housing—especially bunk beds, small apartments and single rooms in the more dilapidated hutong areas — are easy to find after Chinese New Year. This is because many migrant workers who leave the capital for their home regions for the … More A Turning Tide? Why More Chinese Migrant Workers Are Saying ‘Goodbye’ to First-Tier Cities