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  1. News - China - MACAU

    Macau casino workers join protests for higher wages as labour unrest sweeps territory

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:44pm by Bloomberg

    ... of employees to fight for better wages and working conditions. She has led workers into the streets seven times this year in the most widespread labour unrest yet at Macau's casinos. The protests ... of the city's operators opening new resorts. "We'll see the bargaining power of the casino worker union strengthen because of the limited number of labour," said Elio Yu, an associate ...

  2. News - China - JUSTICE

    Re-education camps may close, but stigma endures

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 11:11pm by Keith Zhai

    ... close, but stigma endures For Ren Jianyu and others released from labour camps, the Communist Party's decision last week to abolish its notorious "re-education through labour" system provides little comfort. They are relieved to know others may be spared the pain of being sent to a labour camp without trial, but worry the move will do little to help them rebuild ...

  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Fears over new powers promised for Scotland may not be delivered

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 06:18am by AFP

    ... said Louise Roberts, an unemployed 27-year-old who voted for independence. "I can't believe that everybody has given the chance for freedom away." Former Labour prime minister Gordon Brown, who is credited with helping push the pro-union camp to victory, said yesterday that "the eyes of the world" were now on London's political leaders. In a passionate ...

  4. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Cameron makes plea to Scots: Don’t rip apart Britain’s ‘family of nations’

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 07:31pm by Reuters

    ... of the monarchy. With the fate of the United Kingdom hanging in the balance and polls showing a swing among Labour voters to the independence camp, the referendum has electrified Scotland. On streets ... Conservative leader ever among Scots, and Miliband the most distrusted Labour leader. ‘Disunited Kingdom’ Several opinion poll surveys have shown a surge in support for independence over recent weeks, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    HIT and Hutchison Whampoa have a duty of care to contract workers

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by LEE CHEUK-YAN

    ... international labour standards and to take responsibility for the well-being of dockers working at its ports. Instead of coming to the negotiating table, HIT and its parent company Hutchison Whampoa ... if they report cases to the Labour Department. HIT and Hutchison Whampoa try to distance themselves from any shameful exploitation by claiming that striking dockers are employed by independent ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    United they stand: Anti-Occupy campaign rallies establishment camp

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:57am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Campaign has succeeded in rallying divided pro-establishment camp and expanded support base United they stand Even before the march against the Occupy Central movement kicked off yesterday, the anti-Occupy campaign had achieved something Beijing has been unable to do so in recent years- rallying the divided pro-establishment camp and expanding ...

  7. News - China

    How China is using criminal detention in place of re-education through labour

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:21am by Verna Yu

    ... year stopped the notorious practice of sending people to re-education-through-labour camps, legal experts and rights lawyers noticed a rise in the number of activists placed in criminal ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Re-education through labour is a thing of the past, but criminal detention now takes its place New set of bars Keen to learn about the United Nations' ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    US media interviews with Americans held in North Korea may signal opening

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:55pm by Reuters

    ... who was arrested 18 months ago and sentenced to hard labour, said his time was split between hospital and a labour camp. "I ask the US government and people out there to really put ... days a week. Sentenced on charges of attempting to bring down the state, he said he was the only inmate at a prison camp staffed by more than 20 officials. Miller and Fowle said they were being ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY warns pan-dems will 'have a case to answer' if they block universal suffrage plan

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 11:55am by JEFFIE LAM, SAMUEL CHAN, TIMMY SUNG

    ... to be passed in the Legislative Council. This means the government has to secure at least four votes from the pan-democratic camp. If the package is voted down by the pan-democrats, who control just ... pan-democrats. "Beijing's tough reform framework was based on the report submitted by Leung," the Labour Party's Lee Cheuk-yan said. "Pan-democrats are forced to veto ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Why some Americans are strangely drawn to enter North Korea

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 06:02am by AP

    ... visa, was sentenced to six years of hard labour on charges he illegally entered the country to commit espionage. Even for North Korea, the Miller case is unusual. Initial reports said that when ... of hard labour for crossing illegally into the North from China. It was unclear what led Gomes, who had been teaching English in South Korea, to cross. But he may have been emulating Park, said Jo ...




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