According to the report, there are 800 million workers in China, around 1/4 of the world’s labor force. At the same time, China has to face the big problem: child labor.
In China, child labor is the children, under 16, who take paid jobs for a company or a person. With the economic development of China, child labor is becoming more and more serious. Child laborers have not much protection, and not many rights.
Chinese child labor exist in the following situations:
1. Some state owned enterprises recruit child labor illegally, to do labor-intensive work or simple machine operation.
2. Some private enterprises hire a lot of child labor to save costs for bigger profits.
3. Some small businesses ask their own children to work for the family.
4. A large number of surplus work force from countryside flow to cities, including children and teenagers, who work with their parents, or work alone at restaurants, construction sites, or as maids and babysitters, etc.
5. Some people traffic children to cities from poor areas and force them to be child labor. Those children have to work more than 10 hours a day.