Wei Kuan is an insurance salesman by day and a member of the rat tribe at night. Photo credit: Sim Chi Yin
Chang Wanle works as a taxi driver.
Chen Laxiu and her husband works on the subway cleaning stops.
Du Xiuyan works at a restaurant making dumplings, washing dishes and cooking dough soup
Duan Shuliang, 49, and his wife, Liu Xinger, 50, work as dishwashers. Their room measures 6 feet 2 inches by 7 feet 10 inches.
Guo Xiaolong, 40, is the manager of a basement in Beijing's eastern suburbs. He is in charge of 72 rooms and about 100 inhabitants. He himself lives in one of the rooms.
Jing Ranming, 18, an actor and performer from Liaoning, sits in his room in an underground residence in Beijing.
Li Yang trained as a car mechanic but is living in a basement, hoping to be an authority on fly fishing someday.