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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    'I dig fields for 8 hours a day’: US man jailed in North Korea describes hard labour

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 04:58pm

    ... recently sentenced by North Korea to six years of hard labour says he is digging in fields eight hours a day and being kept in isolation, but that so far his health hasn't deteriorated. Under ... to his family. It was his first appearance since he was convicted on September 14 of entering the country illegally to commit espionage. "Prison life is eight hours of work per day. Mostly ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    American with 'ambition to experience North Korea prison' given six years of hard labour

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 05:34pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Pyongyang American sentenced to six years of hard labour North Korea's Supreme Court has sentenced a 24-year-old American man to six years of hard labour ... journalists. Jimmy Carter made the trip in 2010 to secure the release of Aijalon Gomes, who had been sentenced to eight years of hard labour for illegally crossing into the country to do missionary ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    OCCUPY CENTRAL- DAY TWO: Full report of the day's events

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 08:16am

    ... at Harcourt Road. "Hang in there! Never give up," the crowd chanted. 4.48pm: A Victoria Harbour fireworks display scheduled for 8pm on October 1 in celebration of National Day has been ... to exercise restraint and put Hongkongers’ safety first when dealing with Occupy Central protests. “With reference to the regrettable events at Central, Admiralty and Wan Chai over the past few days ...

  4. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Sea change in China's coast

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 05:10am by HSBC GLOBAL RESEARCH

    ... Chart of the day: Sea change in China's coast The reforms introduced by Deng Xiaoping in the late 1970s and early '80s triggered a boom in the export-oriented manufacturing sector, which was concentrated in the coastal regions, according to HSBC. With their advantageous location, cheap labour and helpful government policies, these regions quickly developed ...

  5. News - China - SOCIETY

    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, trampled over lawns, spat, and allowed their children to urinate in public, a mainland newspaper reported. But nobody was punished for antisocial behaviour, it said. Staff at the capital's ...

  6. News - China Insider - TOURISM

    Think Hong Kong is crowded? Labour Day tourists flock to China's hotspots

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:55pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com As this year’s three-day Labour Day holiday comes to an end, it emerged that tourism sites across China received a record-breaking number of Chinese visitors ... million train journeys made by Chinese travellers during the Labour Day holiday, up 16 per cent from last year. But it added that the increased number of privately-owned cars and the lifting ...

  7. News - China - LABOUR DAY

    Labour Day marred for motorists with millions stuck in jams up to 55km long

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:30am by Chris Luo, Mimi Lau

    ... the long-awaited Labour Day holiday. Beijing, a commuter nightmare on regular workdays, witnessed heavily congested traffic at the start of the three-day national "golden week" holiday yesterday, ... for the capital's roads during a holiday. Other cities faced similar bottlenecks on roads and on mass transit. In Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zhejiang province, the subway system laboured under ...

  8. Business - Companies - RETAIL

    Labour Day holiday unlikely to have boosted retail sales in Hong Kong

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 04:00am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Bad weather and anti-mainlander sentiment blamed for expected poor holiday retail sales Little hope for Labour Day sales boost The long Labour Day weekend ... not had a significant impact for several years. "I wasn't in Hong Kong on this Labour Day but my friend said the popular tourist districts didn't see that many shoppers. Guangdong ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Thousands of workers descend on Victoria Park for Labour Day march

    Posted May 01st 2014, 10:55am

    ... Jennifer Ngo and Stuart Lau Thousands of workers from across the employment spectrum descended on Victoria Park on Thursday for the annual Labour Day march organised by the Confederation ... Day march #LabourDay2014 #labourdaymarch pic.twitter.com/WFMrNzr5ja — Jennifer Ngo (@jj_ngo) May 1, 2014 Protesters also made clear their opposition to increasing overseas labour in Hong Kong ...




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