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Strict Lockdown Measures Leave 300,000 Chinese Migrant Workers Stranded Outside Beijing

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Strict Lockdown Measures Leave 300,000 Chinese Migrant Workers Stranded Outside Beijing

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The COVID-19 outbreak in central Hebei Province continues to worsen. In order to prevent the spread of the disease into Beijing, 300,000 migrant workers living in the neighboring town of Yanjiao were recently banned from entering the capital city. Unable to go to work, these people are having a tough time trying to make ends meet amid the pandemic. Yanjiao is a town under the administration of Sanhe City in Hebei, bordering Tongzhou district in Beijing. Yanjiao is about 21 miles away from Beijing and is the closest area outside Beijing’s administrative district. These young migrant workers in Yanjiao are called “bei piao” in Chinese. They came to Beijing to work but could not afford to live in the city. Instead, they collectively live in Yanjiao where housing is affordable and the commute to Beijing is close. Officials in Hebei Province have confirmed hundreds of COVID-19 cases. But Chinese citizens …

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