Pang Shunbin, over 40, is a quiet man of few words, while Zheng Juan is an out-going lady,who cooks for the workers at a building site. They have two children, of whom the elder son studies at Chongqing University of Science and Technology and the younger daughter at a senior middle school in her hometown. Zheng is keen that her son should go to a graduate school. “They will not suffer as much as we did after they graduate.” said Zheng Juan.
Chen Shan-guang and Du Jun, who are both 23 years old, got married in their hometown. They have had a one- year- old son by now, and shortly after the Spring Festival, they came to Taiyuan. Chen is shy and quiet.
Husband, Xiang Heguo, 40, and wife, Liu Chunyan, 38, have two children, a boy and a girl. The two children now study in local prestigious senior middle schools. "we hope our children could make a bright future by working hard in school. " The wife quit the low-income job as a teacher in kindergarten of hometown and worked together with husband in Taiyuan.
Li Jiaofei, 24, is from Honghe,Yunnan Province. He came toTaiyuan for a temporary work at age 18. As yet, he has worked in different construction sites. Now the family of four are living at the site. His daughter, only 11 months old, has been taken care of by his mother after her birth.
Gu Shunbin is a easygoing and short-spoken man in his 40s while Zheng Juan, an extrovert, is in charge of cooking for the workermates of tap water and electricity equipment installing. They have two children, the older brother now studies in the Chongqing University of Technology while the younger sister is still a senior middle school student in her hometown. The mother hope the son could keep his study as a postgraduate, "we don't want them to follow our steps and education can make the difference. "
Chen Shanguang, Du Jun, both 23 year old, got married and have a one-year-old kid. They came Taiyuan after Chinese spring festival. The husband is too shy to talk.
Li Aofei, 24, came to Taiyuan from Honghe of Yunanan when he was 18 years old. He worked in different sites in the past 6 years and now the family, his wife, mother and 11-month-ol daughter live together in the construction site.