At The New York Times, Ryan McMorrow looks at the harsh working conditions faced by China’s...
by Josh Rudolph | Mar 18, 2016
A court in Langzhong, Sichuan this week held an outdoor, public mass trial for eight migrant...
by Josh Rudolph | Aug 22, 2012
Children of migrant laborers who had long been owed wages from a tourism company in Dali, Yunnan province joined their parents in protest this week. The company received a court order to to pay up months ago, but refused to do...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 7, 2011
After a migrant worker was stabbed in Chaozhou Guangdong, when he demanded his unpaid wages, hundreds of people clashed with police. AFP reports: Eighteen people were injured and nine were detained in Guangdong province’s...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 5, 2010
The central government has warned local officials that they need to settle disputes with migrant workers over unpaid wages before the Lunar New Year holiday, which starts on February 14. From AP: The rare urgent warning from the...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 30, 2010
A group of migrant workers in Zhengzhou surrounded the construction project manager’s BMW to demand their wages, which they have not received for six months. ChinaHush translates an article from Zhengzhou Evening News: Not...
Music Series: “You Owe Me My Wages” and “Migrant Workers’ Blood and Sweat – Asking for Unpaid Wages”
by Sophia Cao | Jan 10, 2009
The following song “You Owe Me My Wages” was composed and sung by Shi Yong, an Internet musician, after he saw many posts about migrant workers asking for their back wages. Shi said that he wanted to stand up for the weak....
by dwang | Nov 9, 2008
Reflections in a Chinese Eye has two rich posts about the state of migrant workers in China’s urban centers today. The first, entitled ‘Systematic Government Theft of Migrant Workers’ Retirement...
by Sophia Cao | Feb 10, 2008
On Feb 5, 2008, nine migrant construction workers, holding up signs that read “repay my blood and sweat,” (还我血汗钱) blocked the main road near Dabeiyao Bridge and Jianwai Soho in Beijing, causing serious traffic jams....
by Paulina Hartono | Jan 4, 2008
From Henan Commercial Daily (河南商报), via people.com.cn: Migrant workers in Zhengzhou sleep in front of a contractor’s car in order to get their salaries paid on Jan. 4, 2008. This topic on the Web, via...
by Wu Nan | Sep 11, 2007
by Xiao Qiang | Feb 8, 2007
From the Southern Weekend, Feb 8, 2007, translated by ESWN: This is the end of the Chinese year again. The migrant workers are demanding their wages again. The sub-contractors are on the run again “with the money.”...
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