tv Asia Insight PBS November 9, 2016 6:30pm-7:01pm PST
because they carry anything with one pole over their shoulders. they have always been a vital part of people's lives here. in a city so full of hills and narrow roads. they've carried many roads for disappearing. >> the city used to have 500 of these carriers, as the city developed they're steady disappearing. this episode follows the end of their legacy.
the changjong river is the longest in china. it's a directly controlled municipality of china. it used to be a part of szechuan province but was given its current designation in 1997. as part of an effort to develop innercities that had fallen behind coastal regions due to the effects of reform policies. recently, it's being further developed as a hub connecting china and europe. thanks to those efforts, they
redevelopment. many homes are being taken down and residents are decreasing in number. other than moving related jobs, his work load has dropped to below half that a year ago. to increase his earnings, he began buying people's old tools and selling them to tool shops. being in his 50s, he says he can't imagine changing jobs. he relies on his strength, earning up to 30 u.s. dollars a day, no matter how hard they work. due to these conditions, he's worked nonstop and bought a home for his family. on this this day, he carried wardrobe chests and a stone mortar that his friend gave him for free.
bang bang's carried heavy luggage through those crowds. when all the buildings are taken down, this area is scheduled to become a commercial district. roads wide enough for cars will be built. reducing the need for bang bang s. however, there is a place where many bang bangs do get work. the fruit and vegetable market in the center of town zhou became a bang bang when he
migrated here from szechuan province. his first job of the day is always to deliver wholesale produce to retailers in the market. >> zhou's job begins waiting for the delivery door to open. he'll be carrying one ton of bean sprouts to five stores by 6:00 a.m. joe makes about $7 for this job. it's not much, but it's guaranteed income. he can't afford to lose this job.
♪ >> most early morning shoppers are working in the dining industry. joe takes orders from them and carries goods to the parking lot or to nearby stores. fee malbang bangs which are hardly seen any more, can be seen working at this market. how many deliveries can be made depends largely on how many times they can move through the crowd. every bang bang is eager to do as many rounds as possible. zhou takes routes in a are
he says eating any more will make him sick during work. after a light lunch, zhou completes three more deliveries, he gets home around 2:00 p.m. >> joe lives in an apartment located five minutes on foot from the market. he lived here with his wife, son and daughters until two years ago, but his life changed greatly in this past year. his daughter graduated high school and left for vocational school. his son who works at a construction site got married. so now he lives with his daughter-in-law. this year, zhou and his wife got their much wanted grandchild
♪ >> one man founded a company with 20 bang bangs 18 years ago. he only became a bang bang to make a living. conditions of his peers, he called on friends in hopes of improving the livelihood and social status of bang bangs. his company was the first one founded by bang bangs. in in just three years he was able to buy his own office
bang, he had to start from scratch. some of his staff began complaining about the unfamiliar work and quitting. now his transportation company has grown large enough to move the offices of major companies. this is a business district. liu opened a new office here in hopes of expanding his business. he has doubled his original staff to over 50 employees. liu is working toward the 20th anniversary of his company's founding.
hello there, welcome to nhk "newsline." it is thursday, november 10th, 10:00 a.m. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. it is a new political reality in the united states, and people around the world are wondering what a donald trump presidency will mean. trump shock is spreading and reactions are mixed. from japan, prime minister shinzo abe sent a message of congratulations to trump on his win. abe told reporters he hoped for good future relations between the two countries. >> translator: i would like to extend my congratulations to donald trump on his victory.