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A jeans wholesale market in Xintang

Image | 2010-12-01 at 11:17

A jeans wholesale market in Xintang, Guangdong province. Xintang is known as "the Jeans Capital of China" and produces more than 260 million pairs of jeans every year, 40% of which are exported.

Family workshops are common in Gurao

Image | 2010-12-01 at 11:40

Family workshops are common in Gurao. These five children go to school during the day, but work at night and on weekends. Three are local children, and two are from Hunan and Guizhou. They get 0.30 yuan each for every 100 bra straps that they...

This boy is working with his parents at a

Image | 2010-12-01 at 10:32

This boy is working with his parents at a small jeans workshop in Dadun Village in Xintang. He earns 0.15 yuan for snipping loose thread ends off one pair of jeans; in one day he can do about 200 pairs. (Xintang, Guangdong province)

Wastewater discharged from a denim washing

Image | 2010-12-01 at 10:46

Wastewater discharged from a denim washing factory forms a mesmerizing pattern (Xintang, Guangdong province)

A thicket of billboards and advertising line

Image | 2010-12-01 at 14:40

A thicket of billboards and advertising line the busy streets of Gurao, Guangdong province

A boy walks barefoot in the wastewater discharge

Image | 2010-12-01 at 7:00

A boy walks barefoot in the wastewater discharge from a fabric dyeing factory in Gurao, Guangdong province

Wastewater discharged from a denim washing

Image | 2010-11-30 at 15:03

Every morning, workers at a denim-washing factory in Xintang must search through wastewater to scoop out stones that are used to make stonewash denim. The stones are washed with the fabric in industrial washing machines and discharged with the...

This Google satellite map shows the local

Image | 2010-12-01 at 16:19

This Google satellite map shows the local river of Xintang flowing into the Dong river, which eventually leads to the Pearl River Delta. Xintang produces 260 million pairs of jeans every year.

How China is bringing meaning to the words 'hope' and 'change'

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-09-29

Hope was a word that in 2008 really resonated with the American public. Along with the word  change , they resonated so strongly that the two accompanied a certain American president hopeful right into office. But in the end a word is...

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