Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times
Foshan, in southern China, is home to 8.2 million people, one-fourth of them migrant workers. It is a place where a dizzying pace of change as growth and industry dominate. Throughout the country, the rapid economic growth has created a gold rush mentality. Without the strictures and the social safety network of Mao Tse-tungs rigid system, millions of people are seeking ways to prosper legally or illegally.
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