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Lesson Plan August 12, 2015

Should the Beijing City Government Shut Down the Underground Residences of the Rat Tribe?

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  1. What was the estimated population of Beijing in 2013?  What percentage was made up of migrant workers?  (Hint:  You may have to do a little math!). 
  2. Describe the living conditions of members of the migrant “rat tribe” – sanitation, water, kitchen facilities. 
  3. Which events in Chinese history led to the creation of these underground residencies?
  4. What are the advantages of living in these underground residencies?  The disadvantages?
  5. What is an urban hukou? Why is it so important for a migrant to obtain one?
  6. How has the hukou system contributed to the use of underground residencies?
  7. How have Beijing government authorities responded to these underground residencies which house 5% of the city’s residents?  Favorably?  Unfavorably?  Explain. 

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