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  1. News - China

    Plight of teen prompts education debate, protest in China

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 03:28pm by Reuters in Shanghai

    ... been complaints about the hukou system’s inadequacies. Discussion of hukou reform has circulated for years, but steps have been cautious. China’s 230 million migrant workers have been ... was not an option. Zhan is one of millions of children whose parents belong to China’s vast migrant workforce and are barred from taking senior high school or college entrance exams where they live ...

  2. News - China - Shanghai

    Migrant worker's family savings rain down on Shanghai pedestrians

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 03:33pm by Ernest Kao

    ... It took more than a year for the 83-year-old father of migrant worker Yu to save up nearly 18,000 yuan (HK$22,400) of hard-earned wages, which the family planned to use to celebrate ... treats migrant workers with respect. This is what happens in cities like Shanghai." The story, first shared by weibo user Xuankejiong, has been forwarded 112,000 times and drawn more than ...

  3. Migrant clashes rise in Shanghai

    Posted Aug 04th 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Shanghai has reported a drastic rise in the number of violent clashes involving migrant workers, mirroring a national trend and prompting calls for government action. During ... frequented by migrant workers, reflected a growing unease among the group in the lowest stratum of the urban population. He called on the government to address the matter. 'It is very easy ...

  4. Migrant workers pose headache in run-up to World Expo

    Posted Mar 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... elite, migrant workers are an eyesore and should be removed in a makeover. Yan Chengzhong, a professor at Shanghai's Donghua University and also a National People's Congress deputy, said the Shanghai government should come out with 'concrete and detailed arrangements' to make sure migrant workers would not lead to instability. 'I am concerned about migrant ...

  5. Migrant workers flood back to cities as holiday ends

    Posted Feb 12th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai More than 5 million expected to travel by rail today Migrant workers started flooding back to major cities yesterday as the muscle behind the mainland's ... Migrant workers who returned to Guangzhou yesterday said they would probably avoid travelling during future New Year holidays. 'I am not going to do it next year,' one woman said. ...

  6. Alarm grows over flood of migrants

    Posted Mar 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter in Shanghai The number of migrant workers in Shanghai has swelled to 5.3 million, raising concerns about the city's ability to cope with a massive influx of job seekers, a state-run newspaper said yesterday. Shanghai labour authorities estimate about 3 million of the migrant workers are jobless or partly employed, stretching resources to the limit, ...

  7. 22m people too much of a burden for Shanghai

    Posted Mar 18th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shanghai's population has reached more than 22 million people, including 5 million migrant workers, which is putting 'great pressure' ... not include the so-called 'floating'- or migrant worker- population, which the city yesterday estimated at an additional 5 million, higher than the commonly accepted figure of 3 million. ...

  8. Police force closure of school for migrants

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... a school for migrant workers' children, leaving the future of 2,000 students in doubt. Authorities blocked roads and locked down the Jianying Hope School, which enrols elementary ... the Xinan Evening Post, based in Anhui province, which is a main source of migrant workers for Shanghai. But a school official said the local government wanted the land for redevelopment. 'The ...

  9. School for migrants fights to stay open

    Posted Jan 10th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai A day after Shanghai shut down a school for children of migrant workers, the school's founder has asked the Anhui provincial government to intervene to help ... plant and, eventually, the school building. Children of migrant workers in Shanghai are not usually allowed to enrol in local schools. The graduates of the Jianying Hope School typically go home ...

  10. Migrant's plight shows welfare woes

    Posted Mar 07th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... For the 42-year-old migrant worker from Anhui, the budget's promises to support the agricultural sector and enhance social security protection did not carry much significance. Speaking from her hospital bed, Mrs Zhou said she had no idea what the government could do for her. Like most of Shanghai's 3 million migrant workers, Mrs Zhou lacks access to basic social services. It was only ...




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