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Human Migration

Lunar New Year travel scramble gets under way

In big cities such as Guangzhou, huge queues formed at the entrances to main train stations, as shown by texts and photos posted on Sina Weibo.

Sunday, 27 January, 2013, 5:33am

Brain drain should send message to China's leaders

A former New Zealand prime minister once laughed off emigration of his young compatriots to Australia as an IQ boost for both countries. But a brain drain is no joke. Few developing countries can afford it. It may be argued that China is one that can at this stage of its development because a population of more than 1.3 billion provides a bottomless pool of talent.

6 Jan 2013 - 2:51am

Exodus of China's rich and skilled for better lives

More than 150,000 mainlanders obtained overseas citizenship last year, making China the world's biggest source of immigrants, a report released this week says.

19 Dec 2012 - 7:18am 6 comments

Grain finds in Yunnan province may shed light on a Bronze Age civilisation

Pottery and grains traditionally found in northern China were recently unearthed in the southwestern province of Yunnan, renewing a long-standing debate about how Chinese civilisation evolved in the region and offering clues about an ancient migration route.

9 Dec 2012 - 4:30am

China's urbanisation challenge

This year marks a watershed in Chinese urbanisation: for the first time in China's history, over half of its people now live in the city. With an average of over one percentage point added to the rate of urbanisation every year for the past 33 years, it's an achievement to be proud of.

20 Sep 2012 - 2:28am


Book charts Breivik's e-mails prior to attacks

4 Sep 2012 - 4:30am

Migrant student policy a lesson in disappointment

Migrant workers who have been fighting for their children's right to attend high school and sit university entrance exams in Shanghai, instead of being forced to return to their hometowns, are eagerly awaiting possible policy changes.

25 Aug 2012 - 4:19am

Brain drain

Do you think that incentives offered to doctors at public hospitals, including fast-track promotions and extra cash for emergency ward duty, will slow their exodus to the private sector?

14 Aug 2012 - 1:31am

Helpers demand right to live away from employers

Domestic workers complained of being treated like 'slaves' yesterday as they protested against a ban on living outside their employers' homes, and demanded that rules protecting their rights are enforced properly.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Big increase in job vacancies for graduates

University graduates have been warned not to set their hopes too high despite a big increase in vacancies registered with an employment service.

Vacancies recorded by the online Joint Institutions Job Information System rose to 18,006 between March 1 and May 31, an increase of more than 30 per cent from 13,663 at the same time last year.

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am