Most Tangjialing dwellers, Mr. Lian says, come from farms and small cities and don't want to return, fearing the boredom or being labeled failures.
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"It sure sounds good if you're a parent and you tell the whole village your son is working in the capital," Mr. Lian says. "And it's a huge deterrent because they want their family to be proud."
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