Hundreds of thousands of young workers are leaving China's rural areas for the capital. The free market is booming and mass unemployment in rural areas is helping to fuel the growth of the big cities.
But harassment, poor working conditions and lack of access to the same benefits as people born in the city means many migrant workers are second-class citizens.
The Migrant Women's Club is a group that helps to cushion the shock for migrant workers. One of its activities is to provide drama training to prepare young girls for their new lives. Chen Xuefei listened in.