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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1592424/north-korea-sentences-american-human-rights-activist-six-years
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1504950/beijing-park-staff-bemoan-bad-behaviour-holiday-visitors
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1504207/think-hong-kong-crowded-labour-day-tourists-flock-chinas-hotspots
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1502050/china-labour-day-holiday-begins-millions-stuck-traffic-jams
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1502945/labour-day-holiday-unlikely-have-boosted-retail-sales-hong-kong
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501481/thousands-workers-descend-victoria-park-labour-day-march
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Employers, and not just the minimum wage, distort Hong Kong labour market

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:50am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp It's employers who are best at distorting labour market "[The minimum wage] is an ineffective solution for addressing poverty, and its main outcome is to distort the labour market decisions of employers and employees. Professor Richard Wong Yue-chim South China Morning Post, July 30 I'm a coward. I like easy targets. But let me pretend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1570078/employers-and-not-just-minimum-wage-distort-hong-kong-labour
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Donation from Jimmy Lai was transferred to Labour Party this week, says Lee Cheuk-yan

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 03:20pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com A HK$1.5 million gift was not personal, Labour Party's Lee Cheuk-yan insists Lawmaker shifts Lai donation to his party A lawmaker says he has transferred a media mogul's HK$500,000 donation from his personal bank account to that of his Labour Party to fund a food-waste recycling initiative. Lee Cheuk-yan made the transfer just days ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563416/donation-jimmy-lai-was-transferred-labour-party-last-week-says-lee
  9. News - China

    Labour arbitration law could have prevented worker's suicide

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... they staged in May. She was sacked on July 16, the day before her death. Her suicide led to further protests on July 17 and 18. More than 40 mainland labour rights groups and at least 1,400 workers ... Mimi Lau If sacked shoe factory striker Zhou Jianrong's suicide speeds passage of labour arbitration law, it will have saved jobs of others fighting for rights Worker paid with her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1559363/labour-arbitration-law-could-have-prevented-workers-suicide

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