Saturday, February 7, 2009

VOAVideo: Economy Takes Toll on China's Migrant Workers

The Lunar New Year holiday in China is the main chance each year for the country's 130 million migrant workers to return home to visit their families. Many return to the countryside, hundreds of kilometers away from their jobs. This year's travels are taking on a more somber tone, though, as the global economic downturn shutters Chinese factories. Stephanie Ho reports from Zhugao, a town in southwestern Sichuan province.