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China’s army of migrant workers stranded in winter freeze

February 3, 2008
by Stephanie Wong 

GUANGZHOU, China (AFP) – For Luo Qingming, returning to his village in central China for the New Year holiday is the one bright spot in a year full of back-breaking work and low pay.
 

But this year, instead of heading home, the 42-year-old factory worker is one of thousands of migrant labourers stranded at the main railway station in the southern city of Guangzhou, a victim of China‘s worst snowfalls in decades.

“I have no money to buy myself a blanket to keep warm at night. I’ve spent days sleeping rough….

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A woman use a towel to stay warm and shelter from the rain at ...
A woman use a towel to stay warm and shelter from the rain at the railway station, in China’s southern city of Guangzhou, on February 2. China’s enormous army of migrant workers — many of whom are already downtrodden — are among the hardest hit by the heavy snow and freezing conditions that have wreaked havoc across large swathes of the country.(AFP/Liu Jin)