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Failed system, lazy officials
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Failed system, lazy officials

A migrant worker in Beijing is let down by the system
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Rice (饭 fàn) or grain (粮 liáng) in Chinese can be metaphors for income, work, a job, money or public funds.

The phrases, ‘eating the public rice bowl’ (吃公家饭 chī gōngjiā fàn) and ‘eating public grain…

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