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  1. Reforming harsh system is better than nothing

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When it comes to economic development, there is not one China but several. The rich coastal regions are the envy of those who live in the rural and much poorer interior. This has caused an unprecedented mass migration in the past two decades by people in search of jobs and a better life. But the pace of urbanisation, breathtaking though it is, cannot keep up with the population pressure. ...

  2. Hard times forecast for mainland's job seekers

    Posted Feb 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with projections that another 10 million people will join the ranks of the urban jobless by 2010, China's labour chief warns. Labour and Social Security Minister Tian Chengping said yesterday that excess labour and structural unemployment were serious problems on the mainland, and the labour market was not regulated enough, the China News Service reported. Official figures suggest ...

  3. Third of China's city-dwellers are still second class citizens

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland It made headlines around the world at the beginning of this year when government statisticians announced that more than half of China's 1.35 billion people now live in the cities. But what most of the news articles failed to mention is at least 200 million of China's 690 million city-dwellers- and as many as 250 million, according to some estimates- are still ...

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    Top court hears Cathay dispute over attendants' holiday pay

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Airline challenges ruling that allowances and commissions should be included in holiday wage Cathay Pacific took its holiday- pay dispute with its flight attendants to the Court of Final Appeal yesterday. The airline is challenging an appeal court judgmen ...

  5. Construction industry tops survey of Q3 hiring plans

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Rick Gangwani Hiring intentions are on the rise, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. At 14 per cent, the 'net employment outlook' - the percentage of employers anticipating an increase in employment at their location minu ...

  6. Expats rush in to escape Euro-woes

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... said an increasing number of young Spaniards were moving to China. 'You can earn double or triple wages in Shanghai, because all you can find in Spain is perhaps an internship which pays ...

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    Officials need more time before releasing national education data

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Dennis.chong@scmp.com No access to public consultation data The government says it needs more time before it can release key findings of a public consultation that led to the introduction of the national education subject. The South China Morning Post and a reader filed requests this month for details of the consultation, including how many of the 1,000 submissions agreed ...

  8. Migrant workers offered perks to return to work

    Posted Feb 13th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... and Sichuan, said Nelson Siu Nai-sun, president and human resources consultant at the Hong Kong Professionals and Executives Association. Rapid urbanisation inland was creating more jobs, higher living ...

  9. Shanghai to protect rights of migrants

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Christine Chan

    ... also attract migrant workers, such as Beijing. 'Migrant workers contribute to the city's urbanisation. Their interests should be protected by the law,' Mr Han said. Shanghai had ...

  10. China rules!

    Posted Feb 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland not only contributes cheap 'Made in China' products to the world, but also a lot of job opportunities. After the economic turmoil, job markets in the United States, Europe and some Asian countries have been getting worse. China offers an alternative for foreigners. According to 'Hit by crisis, young foreigners find China a land of opportunity' ...




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