Premier Li Keqiang has urged Chinese workers to emulate the hard-working ‘stick stick...
by Paulina Hartono | Jan 9, 2009
The Chinese government will be giving small cash gifts to some 74 million citizens before Chinese New Year. From Reuters, via MSNBC: China will give its neediest citizens hand-outs of up to 180 yuan ($26) to brighten their mood...
by ecary | Oct 20, 2008
From the International Herald Tribune: As a result of the global economic downturn, the province of Guangdong may set up a fund to help newly unemployed factory workers. The proposal is believed to be in response to fears about...
by Wu Nan | Dec 18, 2006
From The New York Times: When Zhang Feifei lost her job in this booming Chinese factory town, she was not terribly concerned. Jobs had always been plentiful in Shenzhen’s flourishing economy. …Few cities anywhere have created wealth faster than Shenzhen, but the costs of its phenomenal success stare out from every corner: environmental destruction, soaring […]
by Michael Zhao | Nov 1, 2006
From BBC News: With a final flourish, Dr Wang Waihong dishes out glistening choy sum, or Chinese flowering cabbage, and receives an enthusiastic round of applause from her classmates. Made redundant from her job at a local hospital in China’s southern province of Guangdong, she has enrolled in cookery classes at a vocational training centre […]
by Sophie Beach | Apr 2, 2005
From Dallas Morning News: In Fushun, a city of 2.3 million, the government workforce has fallen by 380,000 since 2000. Coal mines, construction companies and machinery factories have been pushed into the private sector, where they have shed employees or closed down. Song Xiuling, who sells raw fish and vegetables in an unheated warehouse market, […]
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