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  1. News - China - ECONOMY

    'Pickle index’ measures changing tide of Chinese migrant workers

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 11:48am by Patrick Boehler

    ... to a large, radish-like mustard tuber to measure the country’s urbanisation rate. Consumption patterns of the preserved vegetable, a staple dish of migrant workers, helped researchers track labourers’ ... reforms that would allow migrant workers to enjoy some social services in cities where they do not hold a local hukou , or household registration, in an effort to boost consumption. The reforms ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rising costs in China are not an excuse to exploit workers

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 12:00am by Li Qiang

    ... Li Qiang Li Qiang says it is not just callous but in fact inaccurate to blame the departure of some multinationals from China on the modest wage rises for underpaid migrant workers Core value Consider this statistic: the wealth of China's 1,000 richest people is equal to that of all 263 million migrant workers combined. According to the 2012 Hurun Rich List, the combined ...

  3. News - World - GREECE

    Two arrested in Greece over attack on Bangladeshi migrant labourers

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 09:00pm by AFP

    ... that the incident was only the latest in a long history of abuse of migrant workers in Greece. PAME said the workers had been fired upon with shotguns and pistols. It claimed 33 were hurt, while the police ... the focal point of a rare strike by hundreds of migrant workers against near-slavery conditions on the fields. The treatment of migrants in Greece has long been criticised by domestic ...

  4. News - China

    Flower pots force homeless migrant workers to move on

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 03:53pm by Peony Lui

    ... Peony Lui In Zhengzhou city, Henan province, the open spaces beneath numerous express bridges were filled with hundreds of flower pots overnight. Previously, many migrant workers in the city took shelter under these bridges, unwilling or unable to afford proper housing. The death of migrant worker Liu Hongwei under Lijiao Bridge last month caught the media's attention. He ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: China's Silent Army, by Juan Pablo Cardenal and Heriberto Araujo

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Louise Rosario

    ... tens of thousands comprising China's Silent Army: the Pioneers, Traders, Fixers and Workers Who are Remaking the World in Beijing's Image. The book, by Spanish journalists Juan Pablo ... at home and seek their fortune, however unfavourable the conditions. One such migrant, who had little formal education, arrived in Egypt more than a decade ago and identified the market ...

  6. News - China - SOCIETY

    Boys' deaths highlight plight of China's 'left behind' kids

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 01:55pm

    ... brothers – two of whom are migrant workers with jobs far from home – and most of them lived largely unsupervised in the care of their blind grandmother. They had been missing for more than a week ... Television. The system lacks shelters, social workers and volunteers, and there is poor communication with those in need, he said. “That’s a blank in China,” he said. ...

  7. News - China - SOCIETY

    The wages of fear: how the mainland's migrant workers are exploited

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 04:24am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo in Beijing jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Migrant workers are easy prey on the mainland, where disputes are often settled by hired thugs The wages of fear No one had ever seen the men ... organisation Beijing Practitioner Cultural Development and Research Centre for Migrant Workers. The muscles of 40 million migrant workers have built cities and fuelled the development and construction ...

  8. News - China - SOCIETY

    Migrant construction workers 'the lowest of the low'

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 04:24am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... railway tracks in Beijing. Now, over 30 years later, Liu continues to leave home for any city hiring construction workers, joining 40 million other migrant builders flooding into cities as their land fails to provide enough to sustain their families. "Peasant migrant workers don't have tempers. If you want to cheat us, you can cheat us, if you want to bully us, you can bully ...

  9. News - China - SOCIETY

    Migrant workers, rural residents paying the price for a cleaner future

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 04:38am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Tangshan, Hebei Migrant workers and rural residents bear the brunt of Beijing's policy to close polluting factories and clean the environment Paying the price ... "They have all gone," he said. Migrant workers and rural residents like Yan are bearing the brunt of Beijing's policy to close polluting factories nationwide, an endeavour ...

  10. Survivors scrambled to safety as others perished

    Posted Nov 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of people within seconds. A migrant worker at the site, identified only as Zhao, said his mind went blank as huge steel supporting columns fell one after another amid heavy dust, the Xinmin Evening ... to the surface. He said he saw many fellow workers running and shouting in the tunnel after he had escaped. Some disappeared under falling columns, screaming as they were trapped. To rescue trapped ...




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