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  1. Migrant workers, the unsung heroes of the economic revolution, reap few of its rewards

    Posted Sep 29th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... in search of a brighter future in the city when he was only 17. Li and Hu are two of the millions of migrant workers who have formed the largest wave of urbanisation in human history. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, 225 million people, or 28 per cent of the mainland's rural population, are migrant workers. Amnesty International estimates the number of rural migrant workers ...

  2. Drama opens door to dreams of a better life

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by working with Hua Dan, a Beijing-based NGO that helps improve the lives of migrant workers. She talks about her life in the capital and her plans. When did you first come to Beijing for work? ... Women, which helps female migrant workers protect their rights. After I graduated from the school, I participated in activities organised by Home of Rural Women, because it was close to where ...

  3. Migrant workers allowed to take along more pension funds

    Posted Dec 31st 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... unveiled by Xinhua yesterday. The portability rule will take effect from tomorrow. Yin Weimin, minister of human resources and social security, said migrant workers were expected to benefit most ... security when they move to work in a different place,' Yin told China Central Television. In the past, when migrant workers left their jobs for another province or region, they could withdraw ...

  4. 10m migrant workers find jobs

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing About 10 million migrant workers have found jobs in cities in recent months despite the global financial crisis, a ministerial-level official in charge of agriculture said. 'I had said in February that more than 20 million migrant workers returned home jobless before the Lunar New Year as the financial crisis forced closure of factories in the coastal ...

  5. Migrant workers likely to visit illegal clinics despite deaths

    Posted Apr 14th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Uninsured migrant workers are still likely to visit illegal clinics in Beijing even though fellow workers have died in such places, according to state media. A survey of 100 ... reported yesterday. The random survey followed the death of Shanxi migrant worker Lu Baojun, 37, last month after he received a blood transfusion at an unregistered clinic in central Beijing. ...

  6. Migrant workers stay because HK offers them the best opportunity

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

    ... laws', why has the court repeatedly found employers in the wrong? If we shut out migrant workers like Western countries do, would the resultant decline in migrants' complaints make Hong Kong a better place? If other countries were better than here, why don't migrant workers and expatriates go there? They stay because Hong Kong offers them the best opportunity. The relative merits ...

  7. Number of migrant workers in delta outstrips job vacancies

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam The number of migrant workers in the manufacturing heartland of Guangdong far outstrips job vacancies for the first time in five years, with more than half a million people unable to find work. Labour authorities in the province said at least 460,000 out of the 9.5 million migrant workers who returned from the Lunar New Year holiday early last month were still ...

  8. Migrant workers face dilemma in the land of opportunity

    Posted Jul 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Urumqi looks like a normal Han Chinese boom town with some unusual features- the distinctive onion domes of Middle Eastern architecture. An army of Han migrant workers have ... would leave this place,' he said. Like many other rural migrant workers in other parts of China, Mr Shan's life in Urumqi was very isolated from the city itself. When ...

  9. Drunken mob of migrant workers blamed for attack on police station

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... yesterday. Xinhua said more than 70 people, all migrant workers from Henan province, had gone on a rampage on Saturday night at Hutai police substation in Xining, the capital of Qinghai province. ... by a quarrel between a local family and several migrant workers living nearby over a water leak. The migrant workers, led by a man named Li Zuchao, were drunk at the time, Xinhua said. They attacked ...

  10. Sacked migrant worker burns himself in front of supervisor

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam in Shenzhen A sacked Henan migrant worker was in critical condition in a Shenzhen hospital with burns to more than half of his body after he set himself alight in an electrical ... but was suddenly fired without doing anything wrong. He vowed to get all severance money he deserved,' she said. She said her husband returned to the factory yesterday but, according to co-workers ...




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