Media criticize Beijing measures to “return” migrant workers to the countryside before 2008 Olympics – David Bandurski

From China Media Project (includes full translation of an editorial in the Henan Commercial News):

Over the weekend domestic media questioned proposed measures that would mean deportation of hundreds of thousands of from Beijing before the 2008 Olympic Games.

The measures, reportedly announced by Beijing 2008 Environmental Construction Headquarters officials on September 14, would mean use of a strategy of “comprehensive return to the countryside” (Êï¥Âª∫Âà∂ÂäùËøîÂõû‰π°) and “strengthening of aid programs” to deal with Beijing’s massive population of migrant workers and vagrants, including an estimated one million construction workers…. [Full Text]

Read also Beijing denies plans to expel workers during Games from Reuters via the Guardian Unlimited.


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