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  1. Sars story lands website boss in labour camp

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Baoding police in Hebei have sent a website owner to labour camp for two years for spreading a rumour about a case of severe acute respiratory ... 'Baoding Public Security Bureau's Xinshi district division sent the person to re-education through labour camp for two years on February 26.' Re-education through labour, which can last ...

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    Urinating, spitting and trampling flowers: Mainland papers slam Labour Day crowds

    Posted May 05th 2014, 02:45pm by KEIRA HUANG

    ... Keira Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Manners take a holiday as Labour Day crowds surge Some of the people enjoying the Labour Day holiday in Beijing's parks plucked flowers from gardens, ... park said the bad behaviour also included people camping on lawns at the city's botanical gardens, the Beijing Morning Post reported. Security guards tried to reason with the campers ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pro-Beijing camp woo pan-democrats with ‘exclusive’ talks for Shanghai visit

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 11:26pm by Jeffie Lam and Stuart Lau

    ... of the gesture. We still want the central government to give us a reply first on whether the officials are willing to have an exclusive meeting with us Labour Party lawmaker Cyd Ho Sau-lan  But other pan-democrats want a guarantee. "We still want the central government to give us a reply first on whether the officials are willing to have an exclusive meeting with us," Labour Party lawmaker ...

  4. Factories to shed 'labour camp' label in 2011

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... universities in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the mainland described Foxconn as a 'labour camp' that severely violates China's labour laws and abuses workers physically and mentally. Based ... Bien Perez Experts say last year's wave of suicides at Foxconn Technology Group and strikes at other manufacturers marked a low point for labour relations on the mainland, but warn ...

  5. Foxconn factories are labour camps: report

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Technology giant Foxconn has been described as a 'labour camp' that severely violates China's labour laws and abuses workers physically and mentally, in a research ... workers,' the letter said. The researchers reported that employees were forced to work 80 to 100 hours of overtime per month. Under China's labour law, the legal limit on overtime is 36 hours ...

  6. Shenzhen petitioners may be sent to labour camps

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Petitioners in Shenzhen could be sent to labour camps unless they abide by a stringent new set of rules that appear aimed at limiting the channels for protest and punishing ... warning would be detained if they made a third 'abnormal' complaint; and those who had been detained would be sent to a labour camp for up to three years if they made a fourth. Fourteen ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pro-Beijing camp betting voters will blame pan-democrats if universal suffrage fails: Ronny Tong

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 06:07pm by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com But pan-democrats think the opposite, meaning compromise is unlikely to be reached, says Civic Party lawmaker Different political calculations on the likely fallout from failure to achieve universal suffrage in 2017 are ge ...

  8. Peasant leader given two years in labour camp

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... province was sentenced to two years in a labour camp yesterday- ironically not for his campaign but for talking to foreign journalists. Yu Changwu, 52, was sentenced to two years' re-education ... Hualing, a mainland criminal law specialist at the University of Hong Kong, said sentencing Yu to a labour camp meant his offence was not serious, otherwise he would have been charged with breaking ...

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    The forgotten army of the first world war: How Chinese labourers helped shape Europe

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 07:42pm by Patrick Boehler and Cedric Sam

    ... of the first world war’s outbreak in Europe. A hundred years later, the story of the hundreds of thousands of Chinese workers, the largest non-European labour contingent in the war, is only slowly ... of the Chinese Labour Corps ...

  10. Labour camp veterans reunited 60 years on

    Posted Sep 13th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Meo

    ... Nick Meo in Singapore British and Commonwealth survivors of Japan's second world war labour camps were reunited with their liberators in a dawn ceremony on Monday, 60 years to the day after they were freed. Former prisoners of war and civilian internees paid tribute to fallen comrades at Kranji War Cemetery alongside veterans who landed in the city in September 1945. After ...




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