The week of low-end population

This week, for a few days, you could go to Chinese websites and buy hoodies emblazoned with the characters 低端人口 dī duān rénkǒu — literally, “low-end population.” This refers to migrant workers and the displaced lumpenproletariat who comprise the underclass of cities like Beijing. The low-end population was the talk of China’s capital this week, as intellectuals and … Continue reading The week of low-end population