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Resource March 5, 2015

Meet the Journalist: Sim Chi Yin

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"Rat Tribe" explores the lives of low-waged migrant workers who live in the catacombs of former...

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Zhang Haihai is a 26-year-old chef in a Cantonese restaurant. He shares his 10-square meter room with his girlfriend, a waitress at a restaurant. Image by Sim Chi Yin. Beijing, 2014.
Sim Chi Yin, a Beijing-based photographer and a member of the VII photo agency, discusses her project on the one million migrant workers who live beneath Beijing's skyscrapers and residential blocks. Dubbed the "Rat Tribe," these low-wage workers make their home in windowless basement cubicles.

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