Tethered but safe: Chinese workers tie their youngsters up at work because they can’t afford child care

Bewildered and tethered to a window these Chinese children reflect the desperate plight faced by migrant workers in the world’s most populous country.

Unable to afford even the most rudimentary child care, the parents have to bring their youngsters to work with them.

These images were taken in a factory in the city of Jiaxing in the south east of the country where the parents toil for ten hours a day. There are an estimated 110million migrant workers in China aged between 16 and 40 years old.

But there is no creche where the children can be dropped off.

Which means the youngsters come on to the shop floor, where anxious parents use lengths of rubber to tie the children to iron bars on the windows.

And there they are left – safe from traffickers or thieves, but with absolutely nothing to do other than watch mother or father work and shuffle as far as the rubber rope allows them.

The pictures, taken in Zhejiang province, recalled the heart-breaking plight of Jingdan, a two-year-old boy chained to a lamp post in Beijing in February.

His father Chen Chuanliu works as an unlicensed rickshaw cyclist, taking fares all over the city, while the boy’s disabled mother collects rubbish at the roadside. Like the children in the factory he was tethered to prevent him from wandering off.

Concerned passers-by spotted Jingdan outside a shopping mall who then reported his father to the authorities, who ordered him to remove the chain.

A local nursery boss saw the story and offered to give the boy three years of free child care.

‘The nursery fees will be paid by me, which amounts to about 40,000 yuan (£3,725),’ said the president of the Aibei Kindergarten, a man known as Mr Pi.

What little money the boy’s father earns goes on rent, food and health care, which is expensive despite the hospitals being state-owned in Communist China.

There’s also the country’s obsession with legal paperwork, which makes nursery care for the children of migrant workers a huge problem in China.

‘The biggest problem for Jingdan now is that he does not have a Beijing hukou, the permanent Beijing residence document,’ explained Mr Pi.

‘According to China’s laws, the boy and his family have no rights to free health or education and other social security benefits because they are from out of town.’

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Bingung dan ditambatkan ke jendela anak-anak Tionghoa mencerminkan keadaan putus asa yang dihadapi oleh buruh migran di negara dunia yang paling padat penduduknya.

Tidak dapat membayar bahkan penitipan anak yang paling dasar, orang tua harus membawa anak-anak mereka untuk bekerja dengan mereka.

Gambar-gambar ini diambil di sebuah pabrik di kota Jiaxing di bagian tenggara negara dimana orang tua bekerja keras selama sepuluh jam sehari. Ada seorang pekerja migran diperkirakan 110million di Cina berusia antara 16 dan 40 tahun.

Tetapi tidak ada penitipan bayi di mana anak-anak bisa turun.

Yang berarti anak-anak datang ke lantai toko, di mana orang tua cemas menggunakan panjang karet untuk mengikat anak-anak untuk besi bar di jendela.

Dan ada mereka kiri – aman dari pedagang atau pencuri, tapi dengan sekali tidak ada hubungannya selain ibu menonton atau pekerjaan ayah dan shuffle sejauh tali karet memungkinkan mereka.

Gambar-gambar, yang diambil di provinsi Zhejiang, mengingat keadaan jantung melanggar Jingdan, seorang anak dua tahun dirantai ke tiang lampu di Beijing pada bulan Februari.

Chen Chuanliu Ayahnya bekerja sebagai pengendara becak tanpa izin, mengambil tarif di seluruh kota, sementara ibu menonaktifkan anak laki-laki mengumpulkan sampah di pinggir jalan. Seperti anak-anak di pabrik dia ditambatkan untuk mencegah dia dari berkeliaran off.

orang lewat Prihatin-oleh Jingdan melihat di luar pusat perbelanjaan yang kemudian melaporkan ayahnya ke pihak berwenang, yang memerintahkan dia untuk menghapus rantai.

Seorang bos pembibitan lokal melihat cerita dan menawarkan untuk memberikan anak laki-laki tiga tahun penitipan anak gratis.

‘Biaya pembibitan akan dibayar oleh saya, yang berjumlah sekitar 40.000 yuan (£ 3725), “kata presiden dari TK Aibei, seorang pria yang dikenal sebagai Mr Pi.

Sedikit uang ayah anak itu memperoleh terus sewa, makanan dan perawatan kesehatan, yang mahal meskipun rumah sakit menjadi milik negara di Komunis Cina.

Ada juga obsesi negara dengan dokumen-dokumen hukum, yang membuat perawatan pembibitan untuk anak-anak pekerja migran masalah besar di Cina.

“Masalah terbesar bagi Jingdan sekarang adalah bahwa ia tidak memiliki hukou Beijing, Beijing dokumen tinggal permanen,” jelas Mr Pi.

‘Menurut undang-undang China, anak itu dan keluarganya tidak memiliki hak untuk kesehatan gratis atau pendidikan dan manfaat jaminan sosial karena mereka berasal dari luar kota. ”

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