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Mother and child


Not all internal migrants are poor. Some like Fanny Qiu, pictured with her daughter at her new home in Ninghai (one of the new “satellite cities” in the Ningbo region of Zhejiang Province), are part of the emerging Chinese middle class (currently approximately 15% of the population but growing fast). Both Fanny, who was originally from a small village in Zheijiang Province, and her husband (who she met via internet and from a village in neighbouring Shandong Province) are university-educated professionals working for private companies.