Growth in the Chinese economy is slowing, putting the country’s 280 million migrant workers under pressure. In the manufacturing hubs of Guangzhou and Dongguan, jobs are getting harder to find.
Losers or winners of globalization? At the Berlin poetry festival, Ai Weiwei and Yang Lian connect through verse and on a T-shirt, while a Chinese factory worker becomes a literary star through her migrant worker poetry.
After years of spending big money on bringing in foreign stars, China is now aiming to reach the top with a long-term change in strategy. Reaching the quarterfinal of this year's Asian Cup is an important stepping stone.
About one in three backpackers in Australia are paid around half the minimum wage they should expect to receive. A new study by two Sydney-based universities said the policy amounted to direct "wage theft."
In 1919, the International Labour Organization was brought to life to fight for social justice. A century later, many workers are still exposed to exploitation, particularly in Africa. Martina Schwikowski reports.
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