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Skyscrapers share Beijing with construction sites, where workers crowd into makeshift housing and toil for $150 a month or less.

Builders at the bottom

Amid China's boom, crews live in squalor

By Jehangir S. Pocha
Globe Correspondent / October 2, 2006

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BEIJING -- The concrete shells of this city's rising skyscrapers hold more than the promise of being tomorrow's homes and offices -- they're already the abode of hundreds of thousands of China's migrant construction workers. (Full article: 1078 words)

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