The global recession is shuttering manufacturers and pushing millions out of work or into lower wages.
Millions – many now jobless – pack the railways during the world's largest annual migration.
A villager from western China, Qi Xuewu headed east in search of a better life, joining 140 million ambitious migrant workers.
Spinning structures, China's dizzying new urban designs, mind-bending high-tech, and not-so-big apartments.
On the basketball court, a little girl saved the day for her American friend.
Xingzhi School in Beijing teaches nearly 1,200 kids not allowed to attend public school say their migrant-worker parents lack residency permits.
A strategic semiconductor firm gets leeway on promoting faith in its halls.