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The Chinese government last month invited public comment on its proposals to improve the implementation of the Work-related Injury Insurance Regulations (工伤保险条例). The proposals issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS) are on the whole constructive and should help better protect the rights of victims of occupational injury and illness. However, China Labour Bulletin has noted a few potential problems in the proposals, which we outlined in a detailed submission to the MOHRSS in mid-February.
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Harbin postal worker, Chen Huai’en tells Han Dongfang how an official's desire to save face resulted in the blocking of his state disability benefits. Photograph by Lara Warman @ flickr.com
The family of a badly injured worker demand justice from the world’s largest maker of electronics at an arbitration hearing in Shenzhen. Frontpage photograph of Foxconn factory in Shenzhen by CLB.
The sentencing on 21 October of a teenager to life in prison for the murder of a medical intern and the stabbing of three other hospital workers in the north-eastern city of Harbin has once again highlighted the increasingly serious problem of assaults on medical workers by patients and other members of the public.
A young migrant worker lost his right arm preventing an accident in a Hunan railway yard. He was hailed as a hero but, as he tells Han Dongfang, he struggled to get his promised compensation.
At least 62 miners have been killed in two major coal mine accidents in China in the last month, according to official media reports. The final death toll is likely to be higher still once rescue efforts have finally been called off.
Failure to cultivate the mind as well as the body leaves China’s athletes ill-equipped to deal with the demands and pressures of today’s job market. Photo Sun Xuguang..
Cui Zhaowei, one of the workers featured in China Labour Bulletin’s 2011 research report on Chinese migrant workers in Singapore, has finally received compensation for the injury he sustained at work in late 2009. Cui, who returned to his home town in rural Shandong in 2010, was awarded S$12,000 for the head injury he suffered on a Singapore construction site just two months after arriving in the country.
Peng Shun, a young migrant worker from Guangxi, talks to Han Dongfang about how he refused to be pushed around by the boss and cheated out of the compensation he was owed for a hand injury sustained at work.

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