In order to reduce rising crime rate in the capital city, China government has implemented gating and locking of under poverty neighborhoods to enter the capital. China police forces continue to check IDs for people who don’t belong to the capital city, reported AP. Experts believe such of policemen control of its citizens resembled the revolution era as of the 1960s and the 1970s.
As China’s economy continue to booming since the early 2000s, a large number of poor and rural Chinese workers have been migrating to big cities for better work and better salaries. Rural workers have for many generations worked in farm land and many of those are uneducated work forces.
The modern day’s gates are placed at major streets and entrances to those poor villages. As reported by AP citing Huang Youqin of the University at Albany in New York said "In some ways, this is like the conflict between Americans and illegal immigrants in the States. The local residents feel threatened by the influx of migrants."