tv Beijings Brutal Evictions Al Jazeera June 2, 2018 6:33am-7:01am +03
it is the trade that exploits them and. penetrates global market slavery a twenty first century evil continues. on al-jazeera take. the chinese authorities call them the low end population. migrant workers who came to beijing to build clean and feed the capital. but they no longer fit the dazzling image president xi jinping wants for his show capital. so the city is getting rid of its poorest residents. and steve cho on this episode of one of one east we witnessed the massive dictions and demolitions reshaping beijing.
you're in the beijing suburb ocean john it's outside the fifty three about fifty kilometers from the city center into recently almost one hundred twenty thousand people lived here now they must live. on a dream just and that's a later date price and that leader that's not on the. budget. that made them out of time i'm not sure that you will hear. a sound the man channel you. hear any of the other novel. anything about that either probably not enough trigger a woman on the. this woman lived and worked to get with her husband now the
small shop they rented is nothing but a rubbish dump. and what are the children who were later going to come. down from canada to the artists here why don't you know that i'm far from that there are a number there. the only means of transportation to begin to try i think when. they move what i have left a few hundred metres down the budget. but it's only temporary this area is going to be torn down.
she recently moved here she had to abandon her groceries business a month ago we'd like to the small shop where you go out and i don't want to have your sangamon back she moved to stalky but now has to sell her goods cheaply before she moved again though that and they'll probably have clear that bank the mislead you know it will come closer of our time out of the bottle bottle tons of the phone . saw the team how that she's lost all the time how that had a lot of and how that gets us on the job you know that would occur at another level so that you know that i get work then you can't you if it didn't in fact have been filing it's your turn a virtual council which was found i am so you are trying to get us into have a dimple none of that on the make you want to know. what i mean. it all began on the nineteenth of november two thousand and seventeen nineteen people died. fire caused by a short circuit in
a rundown shop it was the ideal excuse for a far she's to demand several neighborhoods be torn down. and have the right under the bonnet if. the police shut down the shops and chased up the onus. more than two hundred thousand residents were evicted especially here in xing john district. for twenty years it's been home to moderate workers who helped build china's economic miracle but now it's being torn down in the name of safety and hygiene apartments shops and warehouses all must be cleared. by creating this ghost town the municipality can meet the goals of beijing's five year plan to cut the number of residents by fifteen percent by twenty twenty. there are also plans to sell off the vacated land at a high price. luxury flats of being planned for the newly rich
the city and builders will become wealthy. she jan will flourish once the pool a gone. addictions and demolitions have changed the lives of residents here. they accuse the state of cynicism and bob eric methods. the people who took to the streets foreign media we kept away but small caps of the action. network showed images of long lines of displaced people with no way to guard they would soon sense of. asa's from beijing the
film these protests. he managed to post a live dog of this city cleansing. that. he got it through for those go to a lot of. the news of the world might. give. them a little they feel. they're made out of and that was new for new users. to know. that well yeah. i'm new. here and to. the kind of regular source of information
he's one hundred fifty videos document the residents to hold on. i know you must you're not going to live out what i may have out of the internet. oh my. god oh my what a spontaneous road block the police lose patience. oh watch out of you. put out of the. opposition would you. then they notice what we've been filming their activities for wakes. you. know yet how does one know what young bailey avoids arrest as a precaution he goes and stays with a friend in tianjin a two hour drive from beijing he cut his hair and shaved off his beard but still
the oath or he's fined him. not guard from. me most of guard. by his home and. well this is a. he has just enough time to send his daughter a message. for the cheers usually lead him and see. who hear him and to me wallace's you only. say that he won't always shy young thailand that he isn't sure. what young was eventually
released on by oh he's a whiting trying to disrupt public order. to susie how was a victim in the middle of winter he and his wife now rent a room for two hundred thirty dollars a month much more than they paid before. he came to beijing from the country in the hope of a better lives then things got complicated. are the odds. are that hear him. you know her home. found one to live and be. from the neighborhood and at the mercy of all
far g.'s suzy how he's wife decided to send their son back to the countryside. and so on the level. to win the war. or. every morning he drops his wife off at the supermarket where she is a cashier. he's a self employed mechanic. together they earn a decent living on a good month it's a seventeen hundred dollars twice as much as a laboring couple. even though they are registered as internal models from the countryside they have no social insurance no free education for their son. only the city's official residents are entitled to.
the house life is nothing like the chinese dream. by twenty forty nine she wants to make china the world's leading power in its display. makeshift warehouse shabby shops and rundown apartment buildings get in the way. critics say she has no space for poor people from the countryside even if the ones who help make beijing flourish and who continue to. the official residence don't want to do. susie huff cause his neighborhood was torn down by open office except one half which miraculously with. his customers it's become a good reference point. feel
two or four that i brought. xander there. so that was young to know everything that was. kind of show. on the. on the wall. in the room. he's resigned to reality. it's no place for dreams. to school the largest but children of internal markets have existed for twenty years. parents pay school fees of almost both hundred dollars a year
a lot of money by chinese standards. technically it's illegal to build darcy's toleration as long as it appears to the official lesson plans and communist party ideology. so here i was. i am. still here when my and you see that our ship back up like. this oh my they none of them beside his ocean are. all of the room. i'm here to now lovely sounds i'm sure you don't see at thank you we're holding and that's exactly the reason. despite such
a party loyalty the school must close soon it's on the government's demolition list . shinning won't discuss this in front of the peoples so was not to scare them. into washerwoman. to that sandy indians hit me and hides a male. cat down. when the. mail. come in. there are about one hundred such schools in beijing to municipalities this to close the mall even though i eighty thousand children will then miss out on an education . be sad and say take.
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off to school he goes home on his father's electric motorcycle five kilometers in the basic oh of beijing's winter. recently evicted he's family had to rent a newly built apartment between the fourth and fifth ring road. zol his parents and a not live in two tiny rooms it costs over eight hundred dollars a month six times more than they used to pay. zaza parents sell shoes on the internet one hr and used to storage the on the to live sleep and do homework in the chair happy days or share custody. so slow to do one day my mama said it in see if it's hi again or moments or just so i know my moniker which. suggested i'm kind of. someone so in devon i go.
son time to know about it on the. chin that sometimes in a time. oh of. course you are from earth as it is always seen you are. in the me so you wouldn't need to know right off the mark. it's again it's up to you a whole to see and one for your own family maybe you can put it into some you too seems to offer. to offer. or. yeah it's the way can't see how he's taking a few days off work he's going back to his village to visit his parents and the son from his wife can't come with him the drive is long and she doesn't have much lave
mother and father. that's not going to change anytime soon. and i'm with down the aisle. near to where we left. the base of rule china has changed dramatically only the children and the elderly still live in the village of she chan cincinatti night generations of rural youth have moved to dismiss becoming the reliable reserve of cheek lighted up the chinese factories. was. the scene hall's father can still manage quite well. at fifty six he used his
savings to buy this field where he grows waste and maize that should be enough for him to live on for ten years. for a strike. that favors or. so you got on with. their affairs they were. going to get the. dot on model model you off the model for. how they that. so you know and i. don't want. a lawyer example how god. want. it's time to see how to leave again he's some donda and doesn't understand why and
his parents are disappointed. it will be a sad you use celebration this year but see how doesn't get paid time off and he has bills to pay. the room moderates are the only victims of this city are the whole thousands of asses also being evicted in the past two months liane you won what was addicted from two studios in beijing suburbs. she now works at hyatt beijing has long been the center of chinese os but no more. which i'm sure handle. so big. that'll be too difficult for those homes.
on. the she. and. now her studio with sealed waiting for demolition. charolais as. it. she had just renovated a studio when the addiction notice kind of a dozen independent artists like her were also told to leave. she says every reason possible was used to get rid of them. so it's a. fear. factor . or torrential.
back in her temporary shock she know she does not want to return to her village. and. it's in the remote sichuan province in reality from beijing. a few days she'll have to move again and she still has many goods she hasn't sold yet. so you are not from the lemon you got into how you are. not in your bags. like you can just. in a few months beijing will have five hundred thousand fewer residents it's the first time in two decades that its population is declining. seven million brule migrants still remain for that day to this season they helped create.
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