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Emerging giants: Workers' stories

As part of a special series exploring the rise of India and China as global giants, the workers who fuel the growth of these economies speak out about their daily lives and the pressures they face.

Click on the text below to read more. You can also view the workers' video diaries by clicking on the links below each photograph:

Construction worker
Hu Xiuqing
Sichuan Province

Farmer
M R Sorathia
Nagor, Gujarat


IT innovator
Kai Jiang
Shanghai


Construction worker
PatiRam
Delhi


Farmer
Chen Xiaohau
Xiao Kunshan


Prachi Notiyal
Delhi






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