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Rural workers look for work in urban China

Rural workers gather at a labor market in the southwestern Chinese megapolis of Chongqing in search of jobs as chefs.

They are holding placards stating the dishes they can cook. The cooks say when they can get a job they earn 2,000 - 7,000 yuan per month, a phenomenal improvement over tilling the fields.

Urbanization has already proven to be one of the most wrenching changes in China’s 35 years of economic reforms. Land disputes rising from urbanization account for tens of thousands of protests each year. protests each year.

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Rural workers gather at a labor market in the southwestern Chinese megapolis of Chongqing in search of jobs as chefs. <br />
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They are holding placards stating the dishes they can cook. The cooks say when they can get a job they earn 2,000 - 7,000 yuan per month, a phenomenal improvement over tilling the fields. <br />
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Urbanization has already proven to be one of the most wrenching changes in China’s 35 years of economic reforms. Land disputes rising from urbanization account for tens of thousands of protests each year. protests each year.