Keyword: Labor and Migrants

Xinhua News Agency questions the result of national investigation on left-behind children

Xinhua News Agency questions the result of national investigation on left-behind children

The second conference on the care and protection for rural left-behind children was held on November 9th. An investigative report on the situation of China’s left-behind children was released during the meeting. A few days later, an article was published on the website of China’s official Xinhua News Agency questioning the results contained in the report. The article puts forward a number of questions regarding the report, the most interesting of which is related to the number of left-behind children. According to a previous report, there were about 61.02 million left-behind children in China. However, the result of this national investigation shows that at present only 9.02 million children are …read more

17% of Male Prison Inmates Used to Be Left-behind Children

The results of research on criminality and left-behind children conducted over the last three years by Zhang Dandan, an assistant professor at the National School of Development of Peking University, have been released. The scholar has been permitted to visit a male prison in a city on the eastern coast of China in order to conduct her research. The pool of participants involved includes 1200 inmates of this prison, and the researcher continuously spent nearly three months with her students in order to conduct the interviews and collect all the data. Initially, Professor Zhang did not focus on the area of left-behind children. However, after conducting a preliminary examination of …read more

First transgender employment discrimination case to go to arbitration

On March 7th the labor arbitration tribunal of Yunyan district, Guiyang city, took up a transgender employment discrimination case filed by “Mr. C” against Ciming CheckUp (贵阳慈铭健康体检中心). This is the first case of employment discrimination against a transsexual in China that goes to court. At the same time, the Expert’s Draft on the Employment Non-Discrimination Law (《反就业歧视法(专家意见稿)》), proposed by over 30 delegates to the National People’s Congress during the on-going “ two sessions”, also includes articles against discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Mr C is a transsexual (female to male) who joined Ciming CheckUp as a salesman in April 2015. Although he met all the requirements for the position, …read more

Liu Feiyue's Family Photos for Left-behind Children

Liu Feiyue’s Family Photos for Left-behind Children

Photographer Liu Feiyue travels to Gansu Province to shot family photos for the left-behind children when their parents return for the Spring Festival.

Li Keqiang: never let left-behind children become a source of pain for their families

Li Keqiang: never let left-behind children become a source of pain for their families

During the executive meeting of China’s State Council held on the 27th of January, it was decided to strengthen the care and the protection offered to “left-behind” children in rural areas. The premier of the State Council Li Keqiang expressed his wish that left-behind children should not be allowed to become a source of pain for their families and society. ”China has witnessed a special kind of development with both splendid gains and severe problems”, Li said. “On the one hand, a large number of migrant workers from the rural areas have made great contribution to the rise of China’s economy and urbanization. On the other hand, thousands of left-behind …read more

My Journey through the Charity Sector

My Journey through the Charity Sector

In a far-ranging reflection on China’s charity sector and its society as a whole, a young man looks back at the experiences which set him on course for his work in a Chinese philanthropic organization.

The Left-Behind Children of Longnan

The Left-Behind Children of Longnan

In March and April of 2015, photographer Liu Feiyue went into Longnan, Gansu Province twice for his visual profile series on left-behind children. CDB has re-published the photos and translated their captions with the permission of the photographer.

By Our Side: A Visual Profile of China's Left-Behind Children

By Our Side: A Visual Profile of China’s Left-Behind Children

CDB has republished and translated Liu Feiyue’s photo series on left-behind children called “Childhoods of the Left-behind children” (留守的童年).

Over 60% believe Hukou system causes China's left-behind children problem

Over 60% believe Hukou system causes China’s left-behind children problem

What are the best solutions to solve the left-behind children problems? China Philanthropy Times asked people their opinion on the possible solutions.

NGOCN: what can Chinese NGOs do for left-behind children?

What did NGOs in China do wrong? Several factors that could stop the Bijie children suicide incident from happening.

Road to School releases white paper on mental issues facing China’s left-behind children

A strikingly 10 million children in China can’t meet their parents in a whole year.

Which Path should Marginalized Chinese Women's NGOs follow?

Which Path should Marginalized Chinese Women’s NGOs follow?

CDB’s Guo Ting analyzes the landscape of marginalized Chinese women’s NGOs, including those helping female sex workers and lesbian communities.

When we Talk about CSR in China, What are we Talking About?

When we Talk about CSR in China, What are we Talking About?

Zheng Di of the Ruisende (瑞森德) CSR Center reflects on the meaning of “CSR with Chinese characteristics”

What’s the relationship between migrant children and “left-behind children”?

This article explores the relationship between two phenomena in China, the children of migrants who have moved with their parents from rural areas to cities to find work (liudong ertong) and ‘left-behind children’ whose parents have moved to cities for work but have left them in rural areas (liushou ertong).

Inspiration from Expertise-based Grassroots Advocacy

Inspiration from Expertise-based Grassroots Advocacy

CDB’s Chief Researcher Liu Haiying gives some examples of successful advocacy campaigns pushed forward by groups of experts.

Tsinghua report: migrant worker collective action pushes for trade union reform

A new joint report from Tsinghua University and the China Youth Development Foundation suggests that without supporting the demands of migrant workers, the current situation of frequent strikes will become more serious.

Parents in Beijing, children in Hengshui: hukou issues make family reunions rare

This story is about the case of over a thousand students attending the Hengshui boarding school because they cannot sit the gaokao in Beijing for lack of appropriate hukou.

The NPC refuses to let local people congresses legislate on the right to strike

The legal working group of the Guangdong’s People Congress Standing Committee asked the National People’s Congress if the”Guangdong Province Firm Collective Contract Regulations”could include workers’ “right to stop work” and received a negative answer.