Humphrys in China

For over two decades, more than 8 million people a year have left their homes and families in rural China - in search of better paid work in the country's booming cities.

For BBC Radio 4's Today programme, presenter John Humphrys went to see the lure of the busy streets and smog for himself. But first he went to the countryside to witness a slower pace of life.

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Photography by Tom Colls. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 4 November 2010.

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