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Beijing Party Chief Meets With Deliverymen After Demolition Campaign Backfires

Cai told a couple from Sichuan province who have been working as sanitation workers in Beijing for a decade that they deserve “due respect and gratitude” for their contribution to the community. Photo:Beijing TV
Cai told a couple from Sichuan province who have been working as sanitation workers in Beijing for a decade that they deserve “due respect and gratitude” for their contribution to the community. Photo:Beijing TV

Beijing’s party chief Cai Qi seems to have gone into damage-control mode, briefly meeting with groups of migrant workers on Tuesday to stem the fallout from mass evictions ordered by the government.

Cai, the local party secretary and the de facto head of the Beijing municipal authority, first visited a dispatch center in Chaoyang district owned by SF Express, one of China’s largest courier companies. Most of the delivery workers employed in China’s big cities are out-of-towners.

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