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of Catherine Matacic in the WANGNEWS magazine webpage "ONE DAY IN
THE LIFE OF CHINA." Featured below is the photo-essay entitled "The
Seamstress and a Little Girl." These photographs and narratives are a
journalistic glimpse into everyday life in contemporary China. Please send
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ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF CHINA
|The Constitution of the People's Republic of China provides
for three levels of governance: the province (equivalent to the
several states of the USA) , county, and township. In actual
practice, two more levels can be seen: the prefecture, under
provinces and the village (informal), under townships. Each
official level is administered by a tier of Chinese civil service.
The Provinces of China
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Photo above: Ding Yuhong has worked as a tailor in the same small shop in Beijing
for over ten years with her husband, who helps her once he gets home from his day
job. The streets and back allies of Chinese cities are full of family establishments,
some no bigger than broom closets, selling everything from tailoring services to
The seamstress Ding Yuhong is a familiar face to almost everyone in the
neighborhood. The little girl, Su Paiting is feeling too sick to go to school, so she
drops by to talk to her “auntie” Ding.
“I don’t need to go to the clinic,” says six-year-old Su Paiting looking to Auntie Ding
for support. They chat about the neighborhood stray cat who woke the little girl up
in the middle of the night.
customers as the seamstress and the little girl keep each other company.