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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR DAY

    Thousands take to the streets for Labour Day rally

    Posted May 01st 2013, 02:14pm by Ernest Kao

    ... in the city's annual Labour Day march from Victoria Park to government offices in Central. March organisers estimated 5,000 people took part in the rally, while police put the number at 3,700. 6.15pm Crowds starting to disperse now. 6.03pm Labour Day protesters cross over to CWL building in Central, with an insane amount of police in the area. 4.52pm With 5,000 people surrounding government ...

  7. Business - Economy - GAMBLING

    Macau gambling revenue up 13.5pc from Labour Day boost

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 01:29pm by Reuters

    ... that spurred visits from wealthy Chinese. Revenue for May, which benefited from holidays to mark Labour Day, was 29.6 billion patacas (HK$28 million), the second-strongest figure this year, according ... transport access was restricted for close to two days. Infrastructure developments in the coming years are expected to help lift the number of visitors to Macau. Currently most tourists come from ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In Hong Kong, this Labour Day lives up to its name

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Labour Day lives up to its name Hong Kong workers marking the Labour Day with protests is nothing new. As in the past, they take to the streets with different demands- ... with a strike lasting up to 36 days. Although the right to strike is protected by the Basic Law, it is it is seldom used as a labour tactic. Indeed, our employees are among the most hard-working ...

  9. News - China

    Hundreds of Zhejiang taxi drivers strike on Labour Day

    Posted May 01st 2013, 02:38pm by SCMP staff

    ... SCMP Staff Hundreds of taxi drivers in China’s eastern Zhejiang province joined a strike on Wednesday, the Labor Day, to protest competition from illegal taxis and the lack of law enforcement. Upset taxi drivers in Zhejiang’s Wenling city said making a living was becoming extremely hard due to the increasing number of taxis operating without legal licences. They were also ...




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