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The real cause and impact of China’s labour shortage


China continues to suffer a labour shortage in its key coastal manufacturing regions. This, no doubt, is impacting U.S. and other foreign companies operating in China. But the labour shortage is not due to a lack of available workers. Instead, it is prompted by Chinese government policies, as well as prevailing work and living conditions … Continue reading

Danger of second Cultural Revolution as migrant workers in China are alienated


Despite spending years working in mainland cities, migrant workers still feel like outsiders. In its report titled Migrant workers feel like outsiders in mainland cities, says survey, SCMP says: “Many workers who flock to mainland cities feel alienated and have low self-esteem, says survey “Despite spending years working in mainland cities, migrant workers still feel … Continue reading

How not to beat the rush for Chinese train tickets


In freewheeling and fast-growing China, providing an innovative service might be enough to get rich. In the case of China’s tightly regulated train ticket market, however, it is enough to get arrested. The story begins with the approach of China’s most important holiday the Spring Festival, which this year falls on February 10. Every year … Continue reading

China: Easing of college exam barriers fails to satisfy migrant parents


Migrant parents expressed disappointment yesterday after three of the largest magnets of migrant labour – Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong – announced only a modest relaxation of residency restrictions for college entrance exams. Officials in the three regions each submitted plans in advance of the State Council‘s year-end deadline for policies to overhaul the much criticised … Continue reading

China’s wealth gap to be cut


Beijing will look to boost farmers’ income, protect their land rights and seek more equitable treatment for migrant workers in cities, reports from the annual rural work conference said yesterday. Agriculture Minister Han Changfu told the two-day Central Rural Work Conference that the government would aim to narrow the gap between rural and urban residents … Continue reading

China: Migrant workers’ rights groups report forced evictions


Workers’ rights groups in the manufacturing hub of Shenzhen are being forcibly evicted from their offices, scholars have said in an open letter, urging an end to the crackdown. About 10 groups that offer help to the millions of migrant workers living and working in Shenzhen have reported random inspections and evictions, some of which … Continue reading

Harsh rules on migrants’ education opportunities in China


SCMP reports today: “Migrant parents are unhappy with new State Council guidelines that set harsh rules for deciding which of their children can sit high school and university entrance exams in the cities where they live. “They say the restrictions will deny their children the chance of an education. “Minister of Education Yuan Guiren said … Continue reading

China consumers less willing to spend in first quarter: Nielsen


China‘s consumers are cooling towards discretionary spending, preferring to salt money into savings or education for their children, according to a Nielsen survey of Chinese consumer confidence published on Thursday. Although Nielsen found that Chinese consumer confidence rose in the first three months of 2012 to its highest since 2005, making China the world’s fourth … Continue reading

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