What does the Iron Divide in Suzhou’s Primary School Expose?
CDB’s translation of an article discussing a recent incident in Suzhou, in which an elite primary school’s playground was divided by an iron barrier to separate the children of migrants from local children. The article analyses deep-rooted issues of educational inequality in China.
Today is China’s Children’s Day – let’s take a look at the situation of Chinese children!
Editor’s Note This is CDB’s abridged translation of a WeChat post by UNICEF China, published on the first of June, China’s official Children’s Day. Please find the original here. The graphs are all taken from UNICEF’s report. This Children’s Day, let’s get a deeper understanding of China’s children. Do you know the answers to the following questions: How many children are there in China? Where does China rank in the world for its total number of children? How many Chinese children are affected by migration? What different types of challenges do different child populations in China face? How many children are unable to live with their parents? Children are …read more
The second national seminar on migrant children calls for more professional involvement
The second “Migrant Population Social Work Service and Innovation Seminar” took place in Nanjing on the 26th of May, co-sponsored by Xiezuzhe (Facilitators) and the China Sociologist Association. With several other organizations present, the seminar mainly discussed the social aid and protection of migrant children, urban integration and development from the perspective of social workers, and service resource organizations. According to the organizers, a look at previous academic work shows that research and discussion on social work with migrant children comes predominantly from academia, and far less from front-line service organizations. At the same time, not many opportunities have been provided for people working in this field to discuss service-related …read more