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  1. 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 ...

  2. The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz

    Posted Jul 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was moved to a camp near Auschwitz, where he met two Jews, Hans and Ernst. Slave labour from the camps and British POWs all did similar work to the Jews, although 'extermination through ... Charmaine Chan The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz by Denis Avey, Rob Broomby Hodder & Stoughton (audiobook) Readers who avoid books about Nazi concentration camps because ...

  3. Labour activists to target Apple at flagship opening

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on the mainland, ran its factories like 'labour camps' that violated the mainland's labour laws, according to a report published in October by 20 universities in Hong Kong, Taiwan ... Bien Perez and Jennifer Cheng Labour rights activists are expected to stage a protest today at the opening of Apple's flagship store in Hong Kong. The non-profit advocacy group ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. Brave few who fight for rights of many

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... was born in Beijing, but grew up in Shihezi, Xinjiang, a remote part of northern China as his parents were sent to a labour camp during the anti-rightist movement of the late 1950s. After studying ... 19 months before trial. Arrested again on October 8, 1996 for co-writing a paper on the Taiwan Issue, he served three years of re-education through labour. Since his release, his movements ...

  6. A summer of growing up

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Susan Schwartz In the age of Facebook and Twitter, many children would rather make new friends in cyberspace than at a camp, especially during long summer breaks. But Hong Kong's internet generation is beginning to take to the idea- with nudging from their parents. There's more to camps these days than tackling an obstacle course and storytelling around a fire; ...

  7. Credit where it's due

    Posted Sep 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... level, to daily money management. She was one of 25 participants at Camp Millionaire, a finance camp for youths that originated in the United States and was brought to Hong Kong this year ... and what I see is that kids' spending is becoming more and more out of control,' Chau says, explaining why she decided to bring the camp to Hong Kong. The statistics back this up. ...

  8. Pan-democrats risking support, analysts say

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Martin Wong

    ... University political scientist Dr Ray Yep Kin-man said both the government and the pan-democratic camp would lose out over the non-passage of the HK$60 billion bill. He said the government had ... their position. They cannot ignore the views of the pro-democracy camp.' Bernard Wu Tak-lung, president of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong, said he was puzzled by the pan-democrats' actions. ...

  9. Foxconn worker in Chengdu suicide

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as a 'labour camp' that severely violated mainland labour laws and abused workers physically and mentally. The research also found that at least 17 Foxconn workers had attempted to commit suicide ... year to cope with the rash of worker suicides. Labour rights groups said they believed the suicides were the result of harsh working conditions at the Taiwanese-invested manufacturing giant, ...

  10. Five-year-old serves up a tasty treat for Chang camp

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Winning trainer Michael Chang Chun-wai did mercifully stop short of saying the world was his oyster after the Pak Tam Au Handicap (1,200m), but conceded the horse of the same name probably appreciated patient handling. Oyster (Eddy Lai Wai-min ...




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