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Chinese Migrant Workers in Singapore

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Xi Feng stands in the line with other Chinese migrant workers to get free meal. Image by Xyza Bacani. Singapore, 2017.

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Zhang Yongcheng, Ms. Feng, and Huang Meixin are making dim sum. Coming from Jilin Province, China, they become migrant workers in Singapore. Image by Xyza Bacani. Singapore, 2017.

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Ms. Feng, 41-year-old, works at a noodle factory. Her hand was injured during work. The intermediary company, which introduced her to the job in Singapore, refused to refund her. Before got injured, she only worked in Singapore for 25 days. Image by Xyza Bacani. Singapore, 2017.

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Mr. Cheng is massaging Ms. Feng’s hand. He used to get knife cuts during work in the past. Image by Xyza Bacani. Singapore, 2017.

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Ms. Feng joins a Chinese migrants meeting in Singapore. She told the photographer that she doesn’t wish to work there any longer after the injury. Image by Xyza Bacani. Singapore, 2017.

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Mr. Cheng and Ms. Feng are on the way to the restaurant that offers free-meals to Chinese migrant workers.  Image by Xyza Bacani. Singapore, 2017.

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Mr. Xin plays chess with other migrant workers from China. Image by Xyza Bacani. Singapore, 2017.

Grantee Xyza Bacani's photographs of migrant workers in Singapore were featured on The New York Times' China site. Captions in the slideshow are translated from the Chinese by Jin Ding.