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  1. News - China - LABOUR

    Student workers at Dongguan factory were under-age, state media claim

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 04:02am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com State media says 192 underage labourers were given fake papers for jobs at Dongguan plant 'Student factory workers' sent back to their villages Nearly 200 underage workers hired by an electronics factory in Dongguan were reportedly sent home following an exposé by local media. They were working more than 11 hours a day for 8.50 yuan ...


    Japanese factory manager apologises to workers after war remarks spark strike in Dongguan

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 02:58am by Zhuang Pinghui and Reuters

    ... apologised to workers in Dongguan after a protest erupted over his remarks about Japan's occupation of parts of China in the second world war, which he said was not an invasion, media said. ... was intended to help the country rid itself of US and other colonial powers, Xinhua reported. A staff member at Dongguan Changan Rihua Electronics Plant, the Alps venture that employs about 5,000 ...

  3. News - China - CULTURE

    'Sin city' Dongguan goes to work on losing its sleazy reputation

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Dongguan embarks on a propaganda campaign to shed its image as a city of sex and sweatshops 'Sin city' goes to work on losing a bad reputation "Sex capital" and "sweatshop city" were just two of the labels Dongguan earned during its heyday as a booming manufacturing hub in Guangdong, but the local authorities are now flexing ...

  4. News - China - LABOUR

    Labour advocate helping Dongguan factory strike arrested over WeChat message

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 07:19pm by Echo Hui

    ... rights advocate who was advising sports-shoe factory workers waging one of Dongguan city’s biggest strikes has been arrested on criminal charges of disturbing public order. Lin Dong, a member of the non-governmental Chunfeng Labour Dispute Service, was detained yesterday by police in Dongguan’s Gaobu township, according to his colleagues. His arrest was seen as part of the government’s wider crackdown ...

  5. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Dongguan cabbies launch strike amid business slowdown

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:26am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Its streets were once paved in gold for taxi drivers, but the recent crackdown on the sex industry has affected the local business Striking Dongguan cabbies demand cut in monthly fee Dongguan authorities are considering reducing licence rental fees for taxis after many cabbies went on strike yesterday, protesting against a steep drop ...

  6. Business - China Business - TECHNOLOGY

    Dongguan firm shows off its answer to the Segway

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 11:33am by Denise Tsang

    ... Fair, the mainland's oldest and largest trade show, which opened in Guangzhou on Tuesday. Dongguan Robstep Robot was displaying the newest models of its motorised scooters, a Chinese ... of the firm, based in Dongguan, a manufacturing hub in Guangdong province. "Many Chinese consumers still don't know about the product, but sooner or later they will, because ...

  7. News - China - CRIME

    Dongguan hotel owner stripped of his NPC seat amid sex-trade crackdown

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:58pm by Mimi Lau

    ... A high-profile Dongguan hotel operator has been stripped of his seat in the national legislature for having allegedly committed "serious crimes", state media reported yesterday. The Guangdong provincial legislature's decision followed a similar move by Dongguan's legislature earlier yesterday. The National People's Congress Standing Committee is expected to formally ...


    Yue Yuen shoe factory workers' strike at Dongguan plants continues

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 04:08am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Mimi.lau@scmp.com Workers at plants in Dongguan in dispute with Hong Kong-listed firm over social benefits Shoe factory strikers marching on Thousands of workers continued their strike on Wednesday at a sports shoe manufacturer in Dongguan in a dispute over welfare payments. An estimated 40,000 workers downed tools at seven Yue Yuen factories in the city, ...

  9. News - China - CRIME

    Dongguan mayor says officials were blindsided by sheer scale of sex trade

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 03:38pm by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Mayor also denies that municipal government turned a blind eye to prostitution Dongguan Mayor Yuan Baocheng claimed municipal leaders were unaware of the extent ... the same state broadcaster that exposed Dongguan’s rampant sex trafficking and generated headlines worldwide in February, much to officials’ embarrassment. “But to be frank, it being so rampant ...




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