Migrant workers in China

A migrant worker sits with his son on their bed as his wife uses a facial mask at a dormitory of a construction site in Shenyang, Liaoning province. Over the past decades, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000014" title="China" href="/topic/international/china-PLGEO00000014.topic">China's</a> economic boom has largely been built on cheap labour and excessive use of resources. But a new generation of migrant workers demanded higher pay and better treatment, which adds to labour costs at home, Xinhua News Agency reported.

( Reuters photo / May 26, 2011 )

A migrant worker sits with his son on their bed as his wife uses a facial mask at a dormitory of a construction site in Shenyang, Liaoning province. Over the past decades, China's economic boom has largely been built on cheap labour and excessive use of resources. But a new generation of migrant workers demanded higher pay and better treatment, which adds to labour costs at home, Xinhua News Agency reported.

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