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Established in 1989, the Shenzhen Baode Toy Factory is a typical export-oriented supplier factory.Subsequently, the workforce at Baode fell from about 3,000 to 1,000 people. According to data we acquired from Baode workers, in May 2013, the following groups were owed back pay on unpaid social insurance: at least 398 out of 438 workers with five to nine years of seniority; at least 141 out of 247 workers with 10-14 years of seniority; and at least 59 out of 158 workers with 15 or more years of seniority. According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), in 2013, about 36 million migrant workers were over 50, accounting for 13.3 percent of all Chinese migrant workers.The pressure put on workers in China's foreign-invested factories is beyond what most senior workers can handle.According to China's National Bureau of Statistics, in 2013 migrant workers with a pension accounted for only 15.7 percent of the total working population, and only 9.1 percent had unemployment insurance.
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