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  1. Journalist moved to labour camp

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Jailed journalist Ching Cheong has been moved to a reform-through-labour centre where his family is expected to be able to visit him. Ching's journalist wife, Mary Lau Man-yee, said yesterday she had received a letter from the centre, the Tianhe prison in Beijing, notifying her of the transfer, which took place on December 26. She said Beijing authorities had ...

  2. Activists sent to camp because of HK protests

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Two mainland activists were sentenced to terms in a labour camp because they took part in Hong Kong's July 1 protest march, according ... and the first time an official document had called such participation an offence. Activists Song Ningsheng, 44, and Zeng Jiuzi, 53, will serve 14-month terms in a labour camp in Ningdu county, Jiangxi ...

  3. Hard labour

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... kept in a barbed wired enclosure, while the boys' camp does not have air conditioning or hot water. The boys and girls meet only during worship services and classes and are not allowed ... of Hong Kong, Radio Television Hong Kong and the government. In the girls' camp, embroidery and cross stitching are taught. Their products can fetch as much as HK$400. Dr Chan says students ...

  4. Labour veterans bow out, but vow to keep up the fight

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... continue to be active on labour issues such as legislation for a statutory minimum wage. He would also continue to promote dialogue between the central government and the pan-democratic camp. He ... Staff Reporters Prominent unionists Lau Chin-shek and Chan Yuen-han vowed that their voices would still be heard on labour issues despite being ousted from the legislature. Mr Lau, ...

  5. New 'Labour Party' to balance 'right-wing' Democratic Party

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are setting up what they are preliminarily calling the 'Labour Party'. The founders are no strangers to the public. One is former welfare sector lawmaker Dr Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung, who ... are very different from others in the pan-democratic camp. For example, the Democratic Party initially opposed a minimum wage. It also supported the listing of Link Reit. It is very right wing. ...

  6. Labour union plans political arm

    Posted Apr 11th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung The Federation of Trade Unions, Hong Kong's largest labour union group, will set up a political arm this month to take charge of electoral affairs and groom political ... and vice-president Chan Yuen-han. Ms Chan, once the most popular politician in the government-friendly camp, ended her 13-year spell as a lawmaker last year when she decided not to seek re-election. ...

  7. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    For many, having an extra child just brings on labour

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:25am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Even money is not enough to make parenthood any easier on the mainland, so city couples are unlikely to rush to double their problems For many, having an extra child just brings on labour The long-awaited changes to the mainland's controversial one-child policy did not surprise or please every parent in Shanghai when they were revealed last ...

  8. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong lawmakers need Shanghai trip to face up to social issues

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:27am by George Chen

    ... I've seen many articles that more or less agree on the same thing- Hong Kong's lawmakers, including those from the pan-democracy camp, should accept the invitation. In my view all Hong ...

  9. Pragmatism needed in metalworkers' dispute

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... demand for construction labour had pushed their wages up to around HK$1,200 a day. But then Hong Kong was nearing the end of a construction boom unlikely to be repeated for a long time. Some ... have benefited from the economic recovery, building workers cannot be blamed for feeling they have missed out. But the setting of labour rates remains a matter for the free market and the law ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Labour groups demand higher increase in minimum wage

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 02:27pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Labour groups protested against a proposed HK$2 increase in the minimum wage, at government headquarters on Friday, saying it was too little to keep them abreast of inflation. Two separate demonstrations were staged by members of two labour groups: the People’s Alliance for Minimum Wage and the Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions. They called for Chief ...




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