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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Japan urged to investigate migrant abuse

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for a laundry, according to the Changjiang Daily newspaper. Chinese migrant workers have been a major source of labour in Japan as low birth rates and a rapidly ageing population have left many manual ... the laundry for which they worked. 'We hope the authorities in Japan will carry out an immediate investigation and safeguard the legitimate interests of Chinese workers in Japan,' Ms Jiang ...

  6. News - China

    Police footage of Beijing migrant worker moments before 'suicide' sparks cover-up claims

    Posted May 13th 2013, 10:32am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Mystery over different clothing in official police surveillance video Police surveillance footage said to show a young migrant worker moments before she fell to her death has sparked accusations of a cover-up after she appeared to be wearing different clothing to that photographed by witnesses at the scene. Migrant worker Yuan Liya died on May 2 when she fell ...

  7. Shenzhen struggles to deal with rising labour disputes

    Posted Aug 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen Migrant workers continue to suffer long hours and non-payment by employers The number of labour disputes is rising in Shenzhen, with more migrant workers ... on the same period last year. Most were submitted by migrant workers. The government has received more than 15,000 complaints from workers who were not paid by their employers, and more than 3,300 ...

  8. Third of migrant builders' pay is owed by government

    Posted Aug 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... yuan. Mr Huang admitted that the back-pay issue had aggravated the plight of the country's migrant workers, who account for 30 million of the construction workforce. He said a study by the ministry showed migrant workers contributed 40 per cent of their families' income. The 64.2 billion yuan owed by the government, included 26.5 billion yuan on urban development projects, 15.5 ...

  9. Government information kits don't get to maids: advocates

    Posted Mar 19th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A government information kit that provides details of support services for foreign domestic workers is not reaching the workers, according to migrants' rights ... effective in helping foreign domestic helpers to access health services, a growing problem among the 220,000 mostly women workers. 'In a lot of cases the migrant workers do not receive a copy ...

  10. Regulate labour market to ease migrants' woes

    Posted Jan 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the environment. It has also aggravated a social problem which becomes painfully evident at this time of year. The migrant workers who labour to turn the dreams of this or that mayor into reality often ... desperate they resort to protests, violence or even commit suicide. As much as 100 billion yuan has been estimated to be owed to the mainland's 94 million migrant workers. And some of them have ...




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