Protesters target Dell
Activists protested at Dell's office in Quarry Bay yesterday, alleging the company's supplier factories in Guangdong exploit workers. A report by labour watchdog Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour, based on 102 interviews with workers between January and March, said workers had been required to work for 10 to 15 hours a day, along with excessive overtime. Dell's China spokesman said the company would communicate with the suppliers to check out the accusations.
Trade deficit improves
Hong Kong's trade deficit made a significant improvement last month, with HK$16.2 billion recorded compared to HK$28.1 billion in March. This was sparked by April exports of HK$243.4 billion - a 14.5 per cent year-on-year increase and a 9.4 per cent rise on March.