Our 10 most recent articles.

An Introduction to CLB’s Work Accident Map

China Labour Bulletin established its bi-lingual Work Accident Map in December 2014 to track and categorise workplace accidents reported in the Chinese media.
02 March 2020

Staff protests spread after sudden closure of English education centres

Hundreds of staff at English tuition company Web International English have staged collective protests demanding the payment of wages in arrears following the sudden closure of numerous training centres across China.
28 October 2019

Rural doctors and teachers take action over chronic underfunding

Community doctors and teachers in China’s poor rural counties have been pushed to the limit and are now taking collective action to defend their rights.
24 July 2019

China sees progress in tackling child labour but problems remain

On World Day Against Child Labour, 12 June, we examine the progress made in tackling child labour in China and the problems that remain unresolved.
12 June 2019

China’s teachers stage protests over long-standing injustices

The demonstration by more than 200 public school teachers in the southwestern county of Jianyang on 21 May was just the latest in a series of protests by teachers in China over a wide-range of issues including low pay, unequal pensions and other benefits, and wage arrears.
23 May 2019

The state of labour relations in China, 2018

Of the 1,701 incidents recorded on CLB’s Strike Map in 2018, 1,246 occurred in domestic private enterprises. Evidence enough that labour unrest in China is very much a domestic problem, and one that requires a domestic solution.
09 January 2019

Five young kindergarten teachers die in sub-standard housing tragedy

Deaths highlight the enduring problem of shoddily-built and hazardous accommodation that China’s low-paid workers are forced to live in.
20 November 2018

An analysis of collective protests by workers in different industries

In this English-language extract from CLB’s new report on the workers’ movement in China (中国工人运动观察报告2015-2017) we look at the collective actions of workers in different industries, examine ownership patterns and the response of the local authorities to labour unrest.
22 August 2018

Remembering an old friend of China Labour Bulletin, Eugenia Kemble

Educator, trade unionist and long-time supporter of China Labour Bulletin, Eugenia Kemble, passed away this week after a long battle with cancer.
17 August 2018

Teachers protest in Anhui focuses attention on long-standing inequalities

A protest by teachers in a small town in Anhui has ignited a debate about long-standing inequalities in teachers’ pay and working conditions in China. Photo: A teachers protest outside the Shangzhi government headquarters in November 2014.
31 May 2018
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