Geography Professor Kam Wing Chan offers commentary on Chinese migration policy today on a CBC radio feature on China’s mammoth and ongoing demographic changes. The program, called “China Shift”, (an edition of the national CBC program “Currents”), offers segments on the One Child Policy, Gender Gaps, and China’s Annual Migration (the segment which features Professor Chan). The migration segment features the documentary Last Train Home, which graphically displays the human crush of the migration of workers returning from China’s urban centers to their rural villages. The segment highlights the onerous working conditions these workers face, and then interviews Professor Chan, who argues that the Chinese government is obligated to offer these workers better living conditions.
Professor Chan offers commentary on this film and China’s migration polices on his website