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  1. News - China - EDUCATION

    Rules for which migrants can study in their adopted cities anger families

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... years ago the government allowed children of migrant workers to receive free primary and middle school education outside where they hold hukou, or permanent household residency. Yuan ... Migrant families Migrant parents are unhappy with new State Council guidelines that set harsh rules for deciding which of their children can sit high school and university entrance exams ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Guizhou boys' deaths show the misery hukou causes

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... bin to keep warm have caused a public outcry. Through tragedy has come a realisation of the plight of street children and the need to improve the conditions of migrant workers ... orphanages. Ultimately, though, at issue is the difficulties faced by migrant workers. The hukou, or household registration, system, which ties entitlements to home provinces, discourages families ...

  3. Beijing migrant worker-rockers seeking HK help

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com A folk rock band from Beijing has called on the Hong Kong media to support its efforts to save a school for migrant workers' children it set up ... for the school closures was that the mainland government wanted to discourage migrant workers from settling down and organising labour rights movements. Dr Anthony Saich, professor of international ...

  4. For children of migrant workers, danger in numbers

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of thousands of children of poor migrant workers taking them every day. A day after the crash, Guangzhou traffic police announced they had impounded two overloaded buses from schools for migrant ... and November, many for overloading. In Dongguan, traffic police stopped a 50-seat school bus carrying 75 migrant workers' children a few days after the Gansu crash. Some were sharing seats and many ...

  5. An incomplete life at home or on the road

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... for better care and nutrition for children left in the countryside by their migrant parents. 'We should be grateful to migrant workers and help them take care of their children,' Wen said. ... as local residents. For migrant workers who decide not to bring their children to cities, the so-called 'left behind' children face an array of problems ranging from malnutrition, safety ...

  6. News - China - MIGRANTS

    Easing of college exam barriers fails to satisfy migrant parents

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Easing of exam barriers fails to satisfy migrants Migrant parents expressed disappointment yesterday after three of the largest magnets of migrant labour- ... prove residency under the restrictive hukou registration system- limiting options for prospective students and forcing thousands of migrants to choose between leaving their jobs and separating ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Migrant student policy a lesson in disappointment

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren Government mulls opening city schools to migrant children, but changes may fall short Migrant student policy a lesson in disappointment Migrant workers who have been fighting ... On the website of a migrant workers' group that fights for equal education opportunities, jiaoyugongping.com one posting says the next few months are a critical time for lobbying because ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's left-behind kids cloud the country's dream

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by STASFF

    ... by city-bound parents have never used the internet. This compares with more than one in three pupils living with their migrant families in cities who are able to use the internet for at least half ... In contrast, pupils living with their migrant families in cities have greater access to school resources and are better taken care of. But even these migrant families face discrimination and many ...

  9. News - China

    Migrant families in Beijing forced to educate their children at unlicensed schools

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... of their parents are low-income migrant workers. He said the school charges students just 130 yuan a month for lunches, even as inflation pushes food prices higher. "We know we might not be able ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Beijing's migrant families must pay for their children to attend unlicensed private schools as they can't get approval to attend free public ...

  10. Migrants' dream of university a reality

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Chris Huang

    ... Chris Huang Getting a university education is a target that it's beyond the financial means of rural migrant workers. But with the help of Guangdong Provincial Committee of the Communist Youth League of China, there's a chance their dream will come true. A project named '100 Peking University Dream Challengers' has been introduced to educate migrant workers ...




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