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Kam Wing Chan Addresses Beijing’s Campaign to Clear Out Migrants

Posted: 1/9/2018 (CSDE in the News)

Affiliate Kam Wing Chan, Professor of Geography, was quoted in a recent New York Times article on Beijing’s major campaign to oust rural migrants. This initiative has led not only to widespread evictions and the destruction of entire neighborhoods, but also to the shutdown of schools that serve migrant communities, leaving up to 15,000 children without a means of receiving education. “You are basically destroying a whole generation of children,” said Chan of the repercussions of government crackdowns on these schools. You can access the article below.

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