New workforce “tidal wave”: migrant laborers from Vietnam to China

Source: Globaltimes.cn Published: 2018/5/11 10:49:12

Highlights: The growing border trade between China and Vietnam has enticed Vietnamese workers to work in Pingxiang, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, in the past few years. To crackdown on illegal workers, the Pingxiang government launched a border workforce cooperation scheme in 2017, and now receives about 500 Vietnamese workers on average every day to fill a variety of jobs in the border town. Due to cheaper labor costs, more and more Chinese companies in Pingxiang also prefer hiring Vietnamese workers. (Photos: Chen Qingqing/GT)

  • Vietnamese workers wait to go through the proper channels at the Pingxiang Overseas Border Workforce Management and Service Center in Pingxiang, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The center receives about 500 Vietnamese workers on average every day to fill a variety of jobs in the border town. The highest volume of workers reached 5,000 per day after this year’s Chinese New Year. Photo: Chen Qingqing/GT

  • Vietnamese workers wait to go through the proper channels at the Pingxiang Overseas Border Workforce Management and Service Center in Pingxiang, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The center receives about 500 Vietnamese workers on average every day to fill a variety of jobs in the border town. The highest volume of workers reached 5,000 per day after this year’s Chinese New Year. Photo: Chen Qingqing/GT

  • A Vietnamese worker shows the prepared documents that he needs to legally work to the journalist. Photo: Chen Qingqing/GT

  • Vietnamese workers wait to go through the proper channels at the Pingxiang Overseas Border Workforce Management and Service Center in Pingxiang, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The center receives about 500 Vietnamese workers on average every day to fill a variety of jobs in the border town. The highest volume of workers reached 5,000 per day after this year’s Chinese New Year. Photo: Chen Qingqing/GT

  • A woman waits by the door, where an advertisement selling China Unicom SIM cards is displayed next to her. Photo: Chen Qingqing/GT

  • An employee helps Vietnamese workers go through the documentation. Photo: Chen Qingqing/GT

  • An employee helps Vietnamese workers go through the documentation. Photo: Chen Qingqing/GT

  • An employee helps Vietnamese workers check their passports to make sure everything is in order. Photo: Chen Qingqing/GT

  • An employee helps Vietnamese workers go through process of getting photographs for their documentation. Photo: Chen Qingqing/GT

  • Vietnamese women inspect some goods at an import and export inspection zone in Pingxiang, near the China-Vietnam border. More Chinese companies in Pingxiang hire Vietnamese workers for the cheap labor costs. On average, Vietnamese workers’ salaries are about 2,200 to 2,800 yuan (about $346.78 to $441.36), 10 percent lower than their Chinese counterparts. Photo: Chen Qingqing/GT

  • Vietnamese men and women work at an import and export inspection zone in Pingxiang, near the China-Vietnam border. Photo: Chen Qingqing/GT

  • Vietnamese men and women work at an import and export inspection zone in Pingxiang, near the China-Vietnam border. Photo: Chen Qingqing/GT

  • A Vietnamese woman works at an import and export inspection zone in Pingxiang, near the China-Vietnam border. Photo: Chen Qingqing/GT

  • A Vietnamese man works at an import and export inspection zone in Pingxiang, near the China-Vietnam border. Photo: Chen Qingqing/GT

  • Vietnamese women work at an import and export inspection zone in Pingxiang, near the China-Vietnam border. Photo: Chen Qingqing/GT

  • Vietnamese women work at an import and export inspection zone in Pingxiang, near the China-Vietnam border. Photo: Chen Qingqing/GT

  • A Vietnamese man works at an import and export inspection zone in Pingxiang, near the China-Vietnam border. Photo: Chen Qingqing/GT

  • A Vietnamese man works at an import and export inspection zone in Pingxiang, near the China-Vietnam border. Photo: Chen Qingqing/GT

  • A group of Vietnamese women chat after work. Photo: Chen Qingqing/GT

  • A Vietnamese worker runs to the front of a truck after loading it with goods to transport. Photo: Chen Qingqing/GT






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