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The Children of Migrant Workers in China

Table of Contents Part one: Those left behind Separated for years on end Insecurity, anxiety and fear Accidents and injuries Victims of crime Asocial and criminal behaviour
08 May 2009

The Children of Migrant Workers in China

Table of Contents Part one: Those left behind Part two: Under the same blue sky? Rural migrant children in urban China Part three: The government's response Part four: Conclusions and recommendations
08 May 2009

The Children of Migrant Workers in China

Table of Contents Part one: Those left behind   Part two: Under the same blue sky? Rural migrant children in urban China Part three: The government's response Left-behind children
08 May 2009

US-China Today: Neglect and Discrimination are Often the Fate of Migrant Children

China Labour Bulletin appears in the following article. Copyright remains with the original publisher.As China’s government struggles to reform its broken hukou system, millions of migrant children suffer the consequences of the anachronistic laws. Release Date: 05/07/2009
08 May 2009

Migrant children in Beijing - dreams amid the rubble

Several little boys were lining up in front of a tap in the corner of a school playground in suburban Beijing waiting to clean their lunch boxes. In the nearby classroom, another boy, about six or seven years old, was putting away his clean lunch box carefully into a plastic bag and then into his school bag. I was touched by these scenes. Some people say China is like Hong Kong 30 years ago. I am not sure this is true but these scenes did remind me of growing up in Hong Kong in the 1970s when parents were working hard to make a living, and children had to take care of themselves, and help out in the family. It was common at that time for older sisters to drop out of school to work to support the family. The difference was that Hong Kong children did not face systematic discrimination because of their residence status.
30 April 2009

Rural school teachers strike for promised higher pay

In late October and early November 2008, primary and middle school teachers from several rural counties and districts in Chongqing staged a series of strikes demanding higher pay. Han Dongfang talked to three teachers about the strikes and their frustration at the lack of government action.
28 April 2009

Returning home to life in the Chinese countryside

In January 2009, a young man working in Shanghai returned to his home village in Anhui for the Spring Festival. He recorded his observations in a blog, which sheds light on the life facing the millions of rural migrants returning home after losing their jobs in the cities. Photo of rural Anhui by Toby Simkin
08 April 2009

From “old pain” to “new wounds”: the children of migrant workers face an uncertain future

Due to the devastating impact of the world financial crisis on migrant workers in export-driven sectors in China’s developed eastern seaboard, vast numbers of migrant workers' children are being sent back to the countryside to go to school, and many rural schools are unable to cope with the sudden influx of students, according to a recently-published investigative report by the Southern Daily (南方日报). Due to economic difficulties and the discriminatory household registration system (户籍制度), many migrant workers who work in the city are forced to leave their children behind in the countryside to be raised by their grandparents and to attend generally sub-standard schools. CLB has previously looked into the difficulties that these “left behind children” face in terms of accessing quality education, becoming victims to violent attacks and sexual assault, and in dealing with other psychological problems caused by being cut off from the warm love of their parents. For the education community, this new influx of students is compounding the already very difficult challenge of educating a problem-prone disadvantaged group. Now, for many teachers, the old “left behind children” are seen as an “old pain”, while the new returnees are seen as a fresh “new wound”.
20 March 2009

Wall Street Journal: The Chinese Migrant's Mindset

China Labour Bulletin appears in the following article. Copyright remains with the original publisher. March 12, 2009By ALEXANDRA HARNEY
20 March 2009

Dongguan comes to terms with the new economic reality

Dongguan, the vast Pearl River Delta boomtown that became known as the “factory of the world,” is no longer booming. Factories lie empty and abandoned, shops are boarded up, building sites are silent, cafes and restaurants have hardly any customers. The city has certainly not gone bust but there can be little doubt that, for the time being at least, the good times are over.
20 February 2009
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