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Beijing’s Migrant Eviction Frenzy Spills Over to Hebei

Officials sent to carry out evictions in a village under the administration of Yanjiao town, which neighbors Beijing, told locals that their actions had been modeled on practices adopted by authorities in the Chinese capital following a deadly fire that killed 19. The above picture shows eviction notices posted on apartments in the village. Photo: Sanhe government
Officials sent to carry out evictions in a village under the administration of Yanjiao town, which neighbors Beijing, told locals that their actions had been modeled on practices adopted by authorities in the Chinese capital following a deadly fire that killed 19. The above picture shows eviction notices posted on apartments in the village. Photo: Sanhe government

A controversial Beijing crackdown on unsafe rental homes that has mostly affected out-of-town workers has spread beyond its borders to a neighboring small town home to thousands of low-income migrants working in the capital.

Short video clips released online shows officers from law enforcement departments including local police arrive at Fengjiafu village in the Hebei province town of Yanjiao to seal off farmhouses refurbished into cramped apartment blocks, which were mostly occupied by migrant workers.

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