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Hair salon doorways in the capital city's pink light district. Working as a xiaojie is an alternative, albeit illicit, means of income for these underprivileged girls, who are known in Jiangxi as "porcelain with cracks" and in Ningxia as "wilted flowers".

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Photojournalist Tom Carter is the author of CHINA: Portrait of a People, the most comprehensive book of photography on modern China ever published by a single author.

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