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  1. News - China

    Migrant workers feel the squeeze in Beijing micro-flats

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 06:28pm by Staff Reporter

    ... are low-income migrant workers from far-flung provinces around China, who are prepared to endure the most basic any living conditions just to find employment in the capital. According to the 2011 national census, Beijing is China’s second largest city has more than 20 million inhabitants – with migrant workers making up one-third of residents. The tenants living in the 38 rooms include ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    Do migrant children deserve better access to education?

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 02:03pm by Amy Li

    ... China’s provinces. “Let me remind you that the vegetables and fruit you eat every day are all grown outside Beijing – so be grateful,” a Weibo user said. Under current policies, migrant workers ... Amy Li Beijing residents and migrants debate education policy Beijing residents and migrants to the city from other parts of China are having a heated debate over the capital’s upcoming ...

  3. News - China

    Migration a thing of the past for families living where jobs now grow

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com After 20 years in Guangdong, a migrant worker decides it's time to reconnect with his family back home- one of millions to make that choice Back to where the heart is Xu Guanghui is determined to prove that you can go home again. In May, the 49-year-old migrant worker quit his job in southern China and went "home" to Luzhou ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - EXHIBITION

    Rona Hu shows the human side of migrant workers at Eastation Gallery

    Posted May 27th 2014, 11:14am by Kylie Knott

    ... migrant workers, an underprivileged class of more than 260 million people suffering from marginalisation and discrimination. In her soft pastel oil on canvas works, Hu shows these people ... of the historical moment must be captured by those living in that time." In her "Uninhibited" series, she beautifully captures the innocence of the left-behind children of migrant workers ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: paradise found

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie Indifferent Hong Kong gives migrant workers a taste of personal freedom that is unthinkable in their home nation, writes Jason Wordie Paradise found Almost unknown before 1997-98, the Indonesian migrant worker community has merged into the local landscape over the past 15 years. Now it's significantly larger than its Filipino equivalent. Indonesian women moved ...

  7. News - China - MIGRANT WORKERS

    Migrant workers use internet 'press conferences' to fight for back pay

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Some workers making creative use of internet to draw attention to their compensation claims Mock press conferences aid in battle for back pay Migrant workers ... conference in Beijing on October 19. She was so scared that she was unable to utter a word for the first minute. "I am just an ordinary migrant worker. I work, make money and live a simple life. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Migrants can help to fill the gaps in Asia's greying societies

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in workers and attract migrants. Such approaches have to be carried out sensitively; there will always be concerns about a society's identity, threats to wages, increased crime and pressure ...

  9. News - China - FACTORIES

    Migrant rights groups report forced evictions in Shenzhen

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 04:26pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... an end to the crackdown. About 10 groups that offer help to the millions of migrant workers living and working in Shenzhen have reported random inspections and evictions, some of which turned ... the letter signed by 20 scholars and sent to the city and provincial governments Sunday. The Dagongzhe Migrant Worker Centre was one of the first to be caught in the crackdown, with workers evicted ...

  10. 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 ...




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