Beijing’s ‘rat tribe’ scurry from high costs underground

Beijing’s ‘rat tribe’ scurry from high costs underground By Neil Connor 16 hours ago . View gallery . . Beijing (AFP) – Near Beijing’s $600 million Olympic stadium, migrant worker Ye Yiwen, her husband and two children cram into a tiny underground room, sheltering from the Chinese capital’s biting winter and soaring property prices. Ye’s family left behind a 200-square-metre … Continue reading

China mother left homeless by 17-year hunt for kidnapped son

China mother left homeless by 17-year hunt for kidnapped son By Carol Huang 11 hours ago .View gallery . . Fuzhou (China) (AFP) – The 17-year hunt for her kidnapped son cost Ye Jinxiu her marriage, home and family. And when she found her boy, now a grown man and stranger, he wanted nothing to do with her. Now 59, … Continue reading

ewaste recycling facility wuhan china

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An employee sorts discarded computers at a newly opened electronic waste recycling factory in Wuhan, China. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, e-waste is the fastest growing commodity in the waste stream, with a growth rate five times that of other parts of the business. http://www.chinawhisper.com/the-disaster-of-e-waste-in-china/ Mounds of electronic waste pile up each day in Beijing’s Houbajia village as … Continue reading