China’s Massive Wealth Gap in Photos (22 pics)

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China has 122 billionaires, a large number of millionaires, but 13% of the population live in extreme poverty (less than $1.25 a day). These photos illustrate the country's massive gap between rich and poor.

(L) Residents of an area for migrant workers watch a traveling circus troupe holding a show in Beijing and (R) celebrities and other guests attend a reception prior to a fashion show held at the Ming Dynasty City Wall Relics Park in Beijing.

1 China’s Massive Wealth Gap in Photos (22 pics)

(L) Residents gambling under streetlights in an alley of a residential area for migrant workers and (R) guests drinking Champagne as they wait for the start of a fashion show in Beijing.


2 China’s Massive Wealth Gap in Photos (22 pics)

"A combination photograph shows (L) a man carrying family members as passengers on his electric tricycle cart in Beijing and (R) visitors look around Rolls-Royce's vintage car during the Rolls-Royce's Concours d'Elegance event for celebrating its ten years business in China."


3 China’s Massive Wealth Gap in Photos (22 pics)

(L) A female farmer's bare foot covered in mud about 50 miles from Beijing and (R) women wearing high heels during a photo session in Beijing.


4 China’s Massive Wealth Gap in Photos (22 pics)

(L) Families having a dinner in a residential area for migrant workers in Beijing July 16, 2013 and (R) men drinking coffee at a five star hotel in Beijing.


5 China’s Massive Wealth Gap in Photos (22 pics)

"(L) A family walks past a street vendor selling women's clothes in a market for migrant workers in Beijing and (R) a woman paying her bill at a foreign luxury brand's boutique in Beijing."

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6 China’s Massive Wealth Gap in Photos (22 pics)

A migrant worker eats dinner as he watches his neighbors gambling in an alley and (R) a bartender holds Champagne glasses at a reception prior to the fashion show.


7 China’s Massive Wealth Gap in Photos (22 pics)

(L) Mannequins at a shop selling wool jackets at a market for migrant workers in Beijing and (R) a clerk putting a shoe on the foot of a mannequin at a luxury shopping mall in Beijing.


8 China’s Massive Wealth Gap in Photos (22 pics)

"(L) Sex toys at a sex shop in a residential area for migrant workers in Beijing July 17, 2013 and (R) Sex shops with neon signs at a wealthy district in Beijing."


9 China’s Massive Wealth Gap in Photos (22 pics)

"(L) A dog rummaging for food in a garbage can at a residential area for migrant workers in Beijing and (R) A woman wearing a fur coat holding her pet dog at a book store inside an airport in Beijing."


10 China’s Massive Wealth Gap in Photos (22 pics)

"(L) A public toilet in a half-demolished old town where new skyscrapers will be built in Beijing February 21, 2013 and (R) A boy using a toilet inside a department store at a shopping district in Beijing."

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11 China’s Massive Wealth Gap in Photos (22 pics)

(L) A store district in a residential area for migrant workers in Beijing and (R) luxury brands shops at a shopping complex in Beijing.


12 China’s Massive Wealth Gap in Photos (22 pics)

(L) A female farmer takes a nap in a field about 80 km from Beijing and (R ) staff demonstrate their full-body massage treatment at a spa.


13 China’s Massive Wealth Gap in Photos (22 pics)

(L) A 20-year-old apartment and (R) a high rise apartment in Beijing.


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(L) Men eat their lunch on a street for about $1.60 and (R) people having dinner worth about $60 - $80 at a restaurant in Beijing.


15 China’s Massive Wealth Gap in Photos (22 pics)

(L) A man walks in a alley at a half-demolished, old residential site and (R) a woman walks with her pet dog at a wealthy residential and commercial complex.

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16 China’s Massive Wealth Gap in Photos (22 pics)

(L) A man makes noodles with dough at his makeshift restaurant in a half-destroyed, old residential area and (R) chefs cook a meal at a restaurant in a wealthy district in Beijing.


17 China’s Massive Wealth Gap in Photos (22 pics)

(L) A boy stands in his house in a residential area for migrant workers and (R) a child plays in a ball pit at an indoor playground for children in a wealthy district in Beijing.


18 China’s Massive Wealth Gap in Photos (22 pics)

(L) A vendor sells wooden baskets and brooms at a half-demolished, old residential area where new skyscrapers will be built and (R) a man stands in a supermarket near a newly-built residential complex also in Beijing.


19 China’s Massive Wealth Gap in Photos (22 pics)

(L) A man sits in a wheelchair in front of his house in a residential area for migrant workers in Beijing and (R) a resident of the Beijing First Social Welfare Institution affiliated nursing home poses in her bedroom in the nursing home.


20 China’s Massive Wealth Gap in Photos (22 pics)

(L) A garbage collector rummages through trash cans in order to find recyclable garbage in a residential area for migrant workers and (R) a worker cleans trash cans at a shopping mall.

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21 China’s Massive Wealth Gap in Photos (22 pics)

(L) A street vendor sells stems of garlic and (R) a clerk arranges vegetables in a fridge at a supermarket in a wealthy district of Beijing.


22 China’s Massive Wealth Gap in Photos (22 pics)

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№1 Author: Nguyenazn (11 Sep 2013 01:46) Total user comments: 1147


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Vietnam is worst ! Poor is poorest ! Rich is richest !
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№2 Author: No1 (11 Sep 2013 03:56) Total user comments: 1621


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Compare Appalachia to Beverly Hills in the USA.
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№3 Author: 1234 (11 Sep 2013 04:21) Total user comments: 1878


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:02: for some reason i had to pause and double take on 122 billionaires part :07:
but wait this is china we talking about...superpower is understatement
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№4 Author: Keta (11 Sep 2013 10:12) Total user comments: 385


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Wasn't Communism preached that all will be equal ? Well ... still waiting ...
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№5 Author: Forfattare (14 Sep 2013 08:04) Total user comments: 898


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progress, someone gotta do the dirty jobs
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