Just when you thought flats couldn’t get any smaller, consider this – more than 38 residents squeeze themselves into an Beijing apartment block measuring only 130 square metres.Thursday, 22 November, 2012, 6:59pm
On the day China unveiled its new leadership in Beijing with promises of a better life for all, five runaway boys died in a rubbish bin where they had sought shelter on a cold night.22 Nov 2012 - 4:47pm 3 comments
Ou Changqun's right arm remains crooked after seven operations to reattach her forearm, which was torn off by a steel-spring punching machine two years ago.21 Nov 2012 - 3:47am 2 comments
As the United States has been consumed by its own political transition, or lack thereof, it has paid scant attention to the one occurring in China.8 May 2015 - 9:46am
In the traditional values of an agricultural community, the home and land are the centre of one's being. Leaving one's homeland means forsaking one's roots; the call for a migrant to return to the homeland is described as "falling leaves return to their roots".5 Nov 2012 - 2:32am
Migrant workers pursuing bosses for back pay on the mainland have to be creative, given their low odds of success in petitions and lawsuits.31 Oct 2012 - 4:28am
The opening of a 200 million yuan (HK$245.2 million) Museum of Migrant Workers in Guangzhou last week seems to have been designed to add the final gloss to Guangdong party secretary Wang Yang's bid for a seat on the Communist Party's Politburo Standing Committee at next month's party congress.13 Oct 2012 - 8:10am 2 comments
Workers’ rights groups in the manufacturing hub of Shenzhen are being forcibly evicted from their offices, scholars have said in an open letter, urging an end to the crackdown.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
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 in the cities where they live.
They say the restrictions will deny their children the chance of an education.7 Sep 2012 - 4:34am
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Lonely Chinese V-Day for most young urban labourers29 Aug 2012 - 3:06pm
Apparently Beijing is now relying on a vast army of migrant labourers to boost consumer spending and rebalance China's economy.
According to a report published yesterday by the National Population and Family Planning Commission, the mainland's 230 million migrant workers "would greatly stimulate China's consumption growth" if only they spent more money.21 Aug 2012 - 7:20am