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  1. Abuse by police up, say sex workers

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... prostitutes, especially migrant workers, do not report such incidents. A police spokesman said the force did not record how many arrests were made at unlicensed massage parlours. He said undercover ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Reports of police officers abusing prostitutes almost doubled in the first quarter of this year, a sex workers' rights group says. Zi Teng collected 88 ...

  2. Guangdong blames crime surge on migrants' return

    Posted Jul 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The crime rate also decreased accordingly,' said a spokesman for the Guangdong Public Security Bureau. 'This year, many migrant workers have come back so the crime rate went up again,' he said. Earlier, Shenzhen police said more than 90 per cent of the city's crimes were committed by migrants. Police said they would raid vice premises such as saunas and put more ...

  3. Worried sick: domestic workers hide illness to keep their jobs

    Posted May 05th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Workers, said a two-week rule- where workers must leave Hong Kong 14 days after their contract expires- meant migrants were afraid to seek medical aid for fear their employers would fire them after ... Santoyo had not anticipated it after she admitted a sick Indonesian domestic worker who had nowhere else to stay; her boss told her she could not live with the family while she had chickenpox. ...

  4. Sars outbreak cuts into rural income

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... especially among the millions of migrant workers who lost their jobs in cities, according to the National Statistic Bureau. The average per capita income in rural areas for April to June was 412 yuan ... workers were the hardest hit, with incomes dropping by 26.5 per cent year on year in the second quarter. Migrant workers in the cities accounted for more than a third of rural income last year. ...

  5. Hundreds stricken with tinfoil lead poisoning

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 2,500 workers- mostly migrants from Sichuan province- are employed in the industry, at about 200 factories spread over five villages in the area. Nearly 1,000 workers and their children have ... workers' exposure to the toxic metal during the tin-smelting and foil-making processes. Lead poisoning is a particular concern among young children, according to information on the US Environmental ...

  6. Ambulance workers manhandled patient

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com The Fire Services Department will investigate three ambulance workers for roughly dragging a patient into and out of a lift as he lay on the floor, ... or poor,' Chan said. Ambulance workers were normally required to buckle patients into wheelchairs with a safety belt, he said. Patients are not supposed to be dragged along the floor, and a mat must ...

  7. Police arrest two at factory accused of crippling Thais

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Police are questioning the plant manager and a senior worker at Dongwha Digital over accusations that they broke safety regulations while employing the women. Police are also hunting ... in closed rooms without windows for up to 14 hours a day, without wearing protective gear such as masks, gloves or goggles,' said Choi Eun-mi, of the Ansan Migrant Shelter, which ...

  8. HIV spreads to people once thought low-risk

    Posted May 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to companies to be posted on noticeboards to reach migrant workers. Guangzhou, one of the country's most prosperous cities, does not have as big a problem funding its Aids programme as does Henan ... by their husbands who had had contact with sex workers. He did not provide any figures. Attitudes towards sex are becoming more liberal in Guangzhou, but health workers say conservative views still hamper ...

  9. Illegal organ trade thrives

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com An investigative report by an official newspaper has offered a rare glimpse into the illegal organ trade on the mainland and how poverty has driven young people to sell their kidneys for just 20,000 yuan. Donors, mostly migrant workers living in the Pearl River Delta region, sold their kidneys for a variety of reasons, including paying ...

  10. Slow killer takes thousands of miners' lives

    Posted Apr 28th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing 10,000 new cases of black lung disease discovered each year Even if a coal miner is lucky enough not to become one of an average of 13 workers killed in explosions ... of workers hired by illegal operators to dig into shanty pits and shafts cannot be estimated. Even for legal mines, which are supposedly safer than the illegal pits, dust concentration levels far ...




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