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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Pools closed and beaches unsupervised as lifeguards hold public holiday strike

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by samuel chan and shirley zhao

    ... Samuel Chan and Shirley Zhao More than 30 swimming pools and beaches are closed or without sufficient safety staff today as more than a third of the city's lifeguards strike against ... affected", meaning about 80 per cent of lifeguards have joined the strike, as outlined on Monday by Alex Kwok Siu-kit, vice-chairman of strike organiser the Hong Kong and Kowloon Lifeguards' ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea blasts British TV drama about its nuclear programme

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:23am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Pyongyang blasts British TV drama North Korea has slammed a new British TV drama about its nuclear weapons programme, urging the UK government to scrap the "slanderous farce" if it wants to maintain diplomatic ties. Opposite Number, from Channel 4, features a British nuclear scientist captured in the North during a covert mission and forced to help ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - NORTH KOREA

    Book review: North Korean Nuclear Operationality, edited by Gregory Moore

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:52pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall North Korean Nuclear Operationality edited by Gregory Moore Johns Hopkins University Press 3 stars Julian Ryall That Pyongyang has the ability to build and detonate nuclear ... that breakthrough. The threat the regime poses to international efforts to stop another nuclear device being detonated in anger is ratcheted up given Pyongyang has shown it is perfectly happy to share its ...

  4. News - World

    Islamist groups forge alliance in Syria

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:27am by GDN

    ... air strikes. The al-Nusra Front vowed retaliation for the strikes, the first wave of which a week ago killed scores of its members. Many al-Nusra units in northern Syria appeared to have ... the addition of at least some al-Nusra numbers to IS would strengthen the group's ranks and further its reach at a time when air strikes are crippling its funding sources and slowing its advances ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Fukushima workers in clean-up of crippled plant sue for danger money

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Fukushima workers in clean-up of crippled plant sue for danger money Workers employed in decommissioning the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are to sue operator Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) and some subcontractors, demanding millions of yen in unpaid danger money, their lawyer said yesterday. The four men, of whom two are still working ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - FUKUSHIMA MELTDOWN

    Abe must act now to seal Fukushima reactors, before it's too late

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 07:10pm by JULIAN GRESSER, ERNST FRANKEL, Jerome Cohen

    ... Julian Gresser, Ernst Frankel and Jerome A. Cohen Julian Gresser, Ernst Frankel and Jerome A. Cohen say complacency is putting the world at risk Abe must act now to seal Fukushima nuclear ... window of time, at least two or three more years, and possibly longer, to deal with Fukushima's four damaged nuclear reactors. Indeed, you have assured the Olympic Committee ...


    New Guangdong wages rules rile business and unionists

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 03:48am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Revised bill removes workers' right to strike over collective contracts but gives employees power to demand wages talks with bosses New ... Collective Consultations and Collective Contracts last Thursday and published the bill on Sunday as part of its bid to reduce the growing number of strikes. The regulations come into effect ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    From students to company bosses, Hongkongers show support for Occupy Central

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:06am by Phila Siu, Joyce Ng, TIMMY SUNG, TONY CHEUNG AND CHRIS LAU

    ... Phila Siu, Joyce Ng, Timmy Sung, Tony Cheung and Chris Lau Workers- and even some bosses- say strikes and protests must continue because police use of tear gas on students went a step too ... to a stampede." The assembly's organiser, the Confederation of Trade Unions, said many social workers would remain on strike until the Occupy movement ends. At the government headquarters yesterday, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Professors pledge support for Hong Kong students determined to strike

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Jeffie Lam and Samuel Chan

    ... Jeffie Lam and Samuel Chan Professors pledge support for student strike As two university student unions yesterday reiterated their determination to skip classes for a week in protest ... to call off the strike, which is planned for next month. "The student strike is our last warning to the regime. If they continue to act against the public will, we will step up to stronger ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Students’ declaration says strike over political reform is ‘final warning to the regime’

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 03:51am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com 'Declaration of the Students' Strike' calls for open elections in 2016 and 2017, as teachers say protests are a legitimate reason to boycott classes The University of Hong Kong’s student union has called on students to co-sign the “Declaration of the Students’ Strike” which demands open elections in 2016 and 2017. “The student strike ...




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