Establishes Official New Guidelines in Cooperation with the Centre for Child Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility to Reinforce its Zero Tolerance Policy against Underage Employment.
Tue, 07/08/2014 - 14:45
Tue, 07/08/2014 - 14:29
Everyday about 16000 employees goes on or off shift in Foxconn’s China headquarters in Shenzhen. China Daily published an article written by Joseph Catanzaro and Cai Muyuan called “The dream and reality for young Chinese workers” focusing on young workers at Foxconn, the giant within manufacturing where huge numbers of migrant workers seek to come and work.
Tue, 07/08/2014 - 14:18
The article “Young generation of rural migrant workers settles in cities” published on Xinhuanet and written by Shen Qing reflects on the phenomena of the rapid urbanization bringing a new generation of migrant workers to the cities. In order to obtain a better life, differing from their parents’ generation who wanted to eventually return to their hometowns, many young workers have decided to settle down in the cities.
Migrant Students and China’s College Entrance Exam: How Children of Migrant Workers Struggle to Attend CollegeFri, 06/20/2014 - 09:36
The English People’s Daily published an article on June 7, 2014 describing the experience of migrant students taking China’s National College Entrance Exam locally; the exams known as the “gaokao” is the only criterion in China’s college admissions process, making success on the exam crucial for placement in a prestigious university. However, as a result of China’s stringent “hukou” system, many migrant students do not have a chance to take the gaokao. They are left unable to attend colleges that would allow them to find high-skilled jobs.
China’s “Left-Over Children” Face Greater Chances of Psychological Problems, Juvenile Delinquency and Sexual AssaultFri, 06/20/2014 - 09:34
In a recent article, published on WorldCrunch, Liu Jinsong highlights many of the struggles that children of migrant workers, known as China’s left-behind children, face. In particular, Liu notes that left-behind children often suffer from psychological problems that lead them to juvenile crime. According to a study by the Beijing Higher Court’s 2013 report, “57.14% of China’s left-behind children suffer from psychological problems while also accounting for about 70% of China’s overall juvenile delinquency.”