Documenting China's wealth gap

Documenting China's wealth gap


A waiter offers champagne to guests before a Beijing fashion show, a luxury event in the capital of the world's second-largest economy.

There is no shortage of wealth in China, which is now home to 315 billionaires according to Hurun Report Inc's China Rich List. Yet the nation also suffers from a wide wealth gap, with around 12 percent of the population living on less than $1.25 per day.

. BEIJING, China. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

In a residential area for migrant workers in Beijing, families share a meal at a modest restaurant.

The scene is one of a series of pictures shot by Reuters photographer Kim Kyung-Hoon as he documented China’s wealth gap.


Kim Kyung-Hoon talks about documenting the wealth gap.