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  1. Show you can land a job or you'll face demotion, officials in Henan are told

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Government officials in Henan are being forced on to the job market as part of a campaign aimed at educating cadres about the rigours of the real world. Last weekend, Tang Yujian, 42, who works for the Zhengzhou Municipal Labour Bureau, found himself competing against two other officials from the bureau for a position as a local gardener. 'All the other companies were ...

  2. Horror stories of brick slaves prompt police rescue of 200

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing and He Huifeng Police in Henan have rescued more than 200 people, including 29 children, forced to work in brick factories. Beijing ordered tens of thousands ... the abuses in Henan and neighbouring Shanxi province alarmed central government leaders. Xinhua said yesterday the rescued labourers were forced into slavery and some had been badly beaten and abused ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Nov 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Property agents win back-pay after making jump threat Seven property agents climbed onto the roof of a 25-storey building in Zhengzhou, Henan province, and threatened to jump if their employer did not hand over back-pay, Eastday.com reports. The group included six female university graduates who joined the property developer as sales agents in March and June without signing ...

  4. Police admit failure to stem child slavery

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma and Ng Tze-wei in Beijing Henan labour abuses 'solved' three years ago Police admitted yesterday they had failed to prevent the spread of child slavery despite forcing the closure of brick kilns using child labour in Henan three years ago. They said they were hunting 20 suspects in the Shanxi slavery scandal and investigating possible dereliction of duty ...

  5. Brick kiln foreman gets death penalty; 28 others are jailed

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to escape. He also used underground head hunters to abduct 31 migrant workers, including nine with mental disabilities, from railway stations in Henan, Shanxi and Shaanxi. Mr Liu said Heng offered ... convicted of hiring a child worker. Mr Liu said verdicts for 12 other kiln owners and managers were due soon. A Henan reporter and parents whose search brought the exploitation to light estimate ...

  6. 'Ugly' trainee teacher sues over dismissal

    Posted Feb 08th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... looks', in what may be the first such job discrimination case on the mainland. Qingling Qiuzi, from Henan, a 23-year-old trainee teacher with Shanghai Jiaotong University's Only Education ... Henan, last December. She said Zhao Yan, a branch manager from the group, told her that she had been the only teacher rejected by the Zhejiang branch. 'They [Only Education Group] ...

  7. Migrants target supportive paper in row over back pay

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... helpless now. This is a newspaper for farmers, but we can't get our salaries for working for them,' said Zhang Hua, a construction worker from Henan province. 'We all want to go back ... it was the workers' fourth attempt to stage a sit-in outside the newspaper's office since the new building was completed late last year. Most of the workers came from Hebei, Jiangsu, Henan and Sichuan, ...

  8. Slavery should have no place in modern China

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

    ... have been checking places where people may be working against their will in brick factories in Shanxi and Henan, where the cases have been reported. Not surprisingly, authorities have been ...

  9. Top official plays down scale of kiln slavery

    Posted Aug 14th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... was rampant among Shanxi brick kilns. Mr Xue announced at a press conference yesterday that only 15 child workers had been found so far. The figure was way below the estimate by Henan parents, who ...

  10. Workers face a long wait for justice

    Posted Jan 21st 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Friday, suffering burns to 30 per cent of his body. But the suicide attempt by the 40-year-old migrant worker from Henan stood out from those reported almost every day leading up to Lunar New ... such as Hubei, Henan, Sichuan and Anhui- to recruit construction workers. They are often backed by county and township governments, which see remittances from migrant workers as important factors ...




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