As he sleeps in front of an unreal vision of blue skies and fluffy clouds, I wonder if this migrant worker dreams of a bucolic life far from the Chinese capital.
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A migrant worker rests his head on his construction hat and a soft-drink bottle as he sleeps in front of a construction site in central Beijing, China on May 27. Over the past decades, China's economic boom has largely been built on cheap labor and excessive use of resources. But a new generation of migrant workers demanded higher pay and better treatment, which adds to labor costs at home, Xinhua News Agency reported.