Labor unrest in China has been on the rise in recent years, and China Labour Bulletin is now...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 16, 2014
Caixin’s Lan Fang describes the predicament of China’s first generation of migrant...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 23, 2010
The government plans to provide better social service benefits and housing assistance for young migrant workers. From the Washington Post: For decades, China has restrained migration by linking access to low-cost public services...
by Liu Yong | Dec 27, 2008
From Economic Observer Online: A draft to reform the social security scheme in allowing Chinese migrant workers to transfer their pension accounts and contributions nationwide has been finalized, sources revealed to the Economic...
by Wu Nan | Jan 23, 2007
From the Washington Post: Fines imposed on Chinese who violate the country’s one-child-only policy may be reduced for the poor, a top family planning official said Tuesday, as authorities stressed a broader approach to population management. The announcement came a day after state media reported that many Chinese believe it is unfair that the wealthy […]
by Wu Nan | Jan 22, 2007
From The New York Times: ACCORDING to a State Department report released this week, American citizens adopted 6,493 children from China in 2006, a decline of 18 percent from the previous year’s total of 7,906. And yet, just over a month ago, this newspaper reported that China had prepared strict new criteria for foreign adoption […]
by Wu Nan | Jan 11, 2007
From Reuters: China will be home to 300 million more men than women by 2020, state media said on Thursday, warning the gender imbalance, along with an aging population and rapid urbanization, could be destabilizing. China has about 119 boys born for every 100 girls, an imbalance that has grown since it introduced a one-child […]
by Mo Ming | Jan 3, 2007
From Business Week: The one-child policy combined with a large aging population means pensions are in danger of falling short. What’s the solution? Time is running out for China’s pension system. The one-child policy has created the 1-2-4 phenomenon within many of the country’s households – one child, two parents and four grandparents. With the […]
by Mo Ming | Jan 2, 2007
From Boston Globe: One of the world’s oldest nations is getting older. China’s population of 1.3 billion is graying rapidly and the country, which now has about 146 million senior citizens, will have almost 290 million by 2025 — nearly the entire population of the United States — according to a study released last month […]
by Xiao Qiang | Nov 28, 2006
From Shanghai Daily: Police have arrested a man they say allegedly tried to extort Shanghai government officials by pretending to be an investigator looking into the city’s pension fund scandal, a Hebei Province newspaper reported yesterday. The suspect, identified as 50-year-old Li Hailing, sent blackmail letters to more than 100 Shanghai government officials, claiming he […]
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- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods