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AI: Internal Migrants in China: The Human Cost of an Economic Miracle

March 2007


This report from Amnesty International describes the plight of the estimated 150-200 million rural-to-urban migrants who have moved to China’s cities in search of work and better lives in what has been called "the world’s largest ever peacetime migration", documenting how they are treated as second class citizens within their own country.

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