Le Monde diplomatique (English edition) 2017: Chinese songs of dignity

Le Monde diplomatique (English edition) 2017: Chinese songs of dignity

‘Music is our voice to Chinese society. The voices of migrant workers are rarely heard’, says Cheng, a rock bandleader and activist. We met in the backroom of a small shop in a suburb of Shenzhen, China’s manufacturing metropolis.

Le Monde diplomatique (English edition) is a European newspaper.

Le Monde diplomatique (English edition) 2015: 'The Chinese dream is a daydream'

Le Monde diplomatique (English edition) 2015: 'The Chinese dream is a daydream'

Sung Wei has a dream. It drives him out of bed in the morning and off to work for up to 12 hours daily. It has driven him more than 2,000 kilometres from the Yunnan province that neighbours Myanmar (Burma) and Tibet and all the way to Xiamen at the coast.                               

Le Monde diplomatique (English edition) is a European newspaper.

Le Monde diplomatique (English edition) 2016: Love on China's factory floor

Le Monde diplomatique (English edition) 2016: Love on China's factory floor

When Ying, 18, arrived in Shenzen from Guangxi's countryside to enter the 168-million migrant workforce that makes up China's factory floor, she was the image of a migrant worker - of rural origin, young, hardworking, poorly educated, low-paid - and single. But then she fell in love.

Le Monde diplomatique (English edition) is a European newspaper.

Weekendavisen 2015: Balancegang på tynd line                 

Weekendavisen 2015: Balancegang på tynd line                 

Danish: Den kinesiske vækst har i årtier været drevet af østkystens produktion. Nu skyder fabrikker op på stribe i det fattigere Midt- og Vestkina på grund af skattefordele og lavere lønninger, mens kampen for bedre arbejdsforhold holdes effektivt nede. Alligevel spirer en spinkel aktivisme.

Weekendavisen is a Danish newspaper.