I’m still digesting this piece which ran on CBS this Sunday, but I am only getting around to today. This is deeply upsetting.
It was gloomy and wet when we came back to town the next morning. Lamy had arranged to meet a man who would be able to introduce us to some workers. We drove our small car to an appointed corner, he jumped into the back seat, and we drove off. The worker liaison was a small, wiry fellow in a tan rain slicker. He had scarred, dark skin with handsome features and a wary smile. As we rounded a corner and parked against the edge of a building, he told us that the town authorities had recently warned workers that they would spend 30 days in jail if they spoke with foreign reporters. Lamy explained to me that the workers are migrants from other parts of China. Since they’re not official citizens of this province, they have no right to health care or other protections. “I keep thinking that they are totally vulnerable” she said.
Who Was Following Whom? [CBSNews.com]