CHINA

The saddest peep show in the world

These desperate migrant workers from south east China, who often leave their wives behind to find work, are reduced to paying women ten cents to see their private parts.

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These desperate migrant workers from southeast China, who often leave their wives behind to find work, are reduced to paying women ten cents to see their private parts.

The photos, taken in Nanchang city in southeast China, have been circulating on the Chinese blogosphere since they were posted on an online discussion forum on March 27. Taken with a camera wrapped in a bin liner (pictured), the images show migrant workers paying a woman in exchange to see and touch her private parts. A common practice for migrant workers, says Zhang, our Observer in the country. Many men leave their families behind to find work in a big city, and might not have sexual relations with a woman for many years. The price for a quick peek is between one and two RMB (10 and 20 euro cents). This is just one issue arising from the mass migration that has swept China in the past few decades. It has also seen thousands of children orphaned and millions of people working under slave labour conditions.

Photos by "swimming cat".