Keyword: Labor and Migrants

People-oriented Urbanization? Three events in May

People-oriented Urbanization? Three events in May

CDB intern Martina Poletti reports on three events in May that discussed making China’s urbanization more sustainable.

Migrant college entrance examination candidates’ fates hinge on parents’ social security contribution status

In the wake of the state college entrance examinations, Du Na (not her real name) is in despair despite having received an aggregate score of 598, 70 points higher than the entry cut-off scores of the top-tier colleges.

Beijing reiterates the “five proofs” requirement for migrant children to enroll in school

The Beijing Municipal Education Commission has reiterated that it will continue to maintain its enrollment requirements for mandatory education for those who have non-Beijing hukou. These requirements are commonly known as the “five proofs.”

Closing Meeting of the Project on Capacity Building Training for Chinese Labor NGOs’ United Rights Protection Campaign

August 1, 2013 China Development Brief Worker Representatives of the Participants   Mr. Wei Wei is making a summary statement.   In the afternoon of July 29, 2013, Little Bird Mutual-Aid Hotline for Migrant Workers held the closing meeting of the Project on Capacity Training for Chinese Labor NGOs'United Rights Protection Campaign. A total of 58 representatives participated in this meeting including the beneficiaries of migrant workers, lawyers, NGOs, the representatives of associations from higher institutions and enterprises.   In the meeting, Little Bird Mutual-Aid Hotline for Migrant Workers shared the project's progress with all the participants which further enhanced people's understanding of the 10 labor NGOs from nine cities, …read more

CDB Editorial: The Advance and Retreat of Labor NGOs

CDB Editorial: The Advance and Retreat of Labor NGOs

This editorial addresses the troubling harassment of labor NGOs in Guangdong during the summer and fall of 2012

View from the Media: College Entrance Exam Woes for Migrant Children

View from the Media: College Entrance Exam Woes for Migrant Children

In this article Amanda Brown-Inz examines the issues around the children of migrant workers taking the college entrance exams.

View from the Media: A Long Way Home for Migrant Workers

View from the Media: A Long Way Home for Migrant Workers

As Chinese prepare for the massive annual chunyun (Chinese New Year migration), a number of incidents reported by mainstream media have generated a public debate concerning the role and responsibilities of the government and private citizens in providing aid to migrant workers

Labor NGOs: Growing Pains

Labor NGOs: Growing Pains

The following is a translation of an in-depth Southern Daily (Nanfang Ribao) article examining the recent suppression of labor NGOs in Guangdong.

Labor NGO Growing Pains: the Government Should Regulate and Guide Labor Groups , September 3, 2012

More news comes out about the repression of labor NGOs in Shenzhen which started this February and has already affected more than 10 groups.

Civil Society Contributions to Policy Innovation in China

Civil Society Contributions to Policy Innovation in China

In this original English-language article, Amanda Brown-Inz and Sabine Mokry report on an international conference held in May of this year in Beijing on civil society contributions to policy innovation in China.

POLICY BRIEF NO. 7:  Local Initiatives and Incremental Measures

POLICY BRIEF NO. 7: Local Initiatives and Incremental Measures

This month sees more news coming from Guangdong, Nanjing and Beijing all having to do with different local approaches aimed at lowering the barriers to registration for NGOs. Questions are raised about the implementation of a new regulation aimed at allowing social organizations to register directly given recent developments in the labor sector.

The Role of NGOs in an Uncertain Policy Environment for Migrant Schools

The Role of NGOs in an Uncertain Policy Environment for Migrant Schools

CDB Staff Writer Li Simin examines Beijing’s uncertain policy environment for private migrant schools, and the role that NGOs continue to play in providing services to migrant children and families in these difficult times.

“Guangdong social organizations can directly register with Civil Affairs departments after July 1st”

As Guangdong prepares to implement a new regulation allowing social organizations to register directly with Civil Affairs departments, this article raises questions about its implementation given recent developments in the labor sector.

Using Traditional Resources to Organize Workers

Using Traditional Resources to Organize Workers

his article is a transcription of a CDB interview with Professor Guo of the Sociology Institute at China’s Politics and Law University.

A Dialogue with Construction Workers

A Dialogue with Construction Workers

Migrant workers are a major force behind China’s economic miracle and the low cost of their labor makes affordable many of the goods and services we enjoy on a daily basis.

Gingko Partner Interview: Sun Heng

Gingko Partner Interview: Sun Heng

This article profiles Sun Heng, founder of Migrant Worker’s Home, an organization which incorporates a business model for earning income to sustain and expand its operations in pursuit of its mission to create a community for migrant workers