China’s “Comfort Class” | The Bling Dynasty, National Geographic Magazine: China Migration From Rural Areas to Work as Servant Class for New Wealth

Women from rural countryside are taught to be maids for the newly wealthy class. They learn to cook and iron at the Fuping Vocational Skills Training School. Since opening up its economy in 1978 and moving toward a market economy, China has lifted about 400 million people out of poverty, according to the World Bank. This has led to wide income inequalities that the Communist Party is trying to address through its notion of a “harmonious society” that has a more even distribution of the benefits of recent decades of economic growth. 

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