The Wider Image: Scrap collectors swept up in migrant crackdown
Yin Xueqiang, who runs a metal collection stall, and his co-worker unload a delivery at a recycling yard at the edge of Beijing, China. Working in the shadow of Beijing's looming skyscrapers, Yin Xueqiang weighs a pile of cardboard and old shoe rack in a dusty scrapyard, the latest casualty of a crackdown on migrant workers in China's capital. Last week, security guards blocked the road used by Yin and his fellow scrap collectors took to enter the yard. Signs posted by local authorities earlier this month had given the collectors ten days to leave. "The city government is trying to get us migrant workers to leave Beijing, they say there are too many of us and not enough space," said Yin, who hails from China's central province of Henan.