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  1. Shenzhen warns workers against rallies during Universiade games

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam Authorities in Shenzhen have warned workers that any petition or rallies over unpaid wages during a five-month period including the upcoming Universiade games could be regarded as criminal acts. The warning was issued by the Shenzhen Housing and Construction Bureau, which posted a notice advising workers not to petition, hold rallies or use any 'abnormal methods' ...

  2. Crackdown on Filipino maids in Shenzhen amid rising demand

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Shenzhen authorities have launched a third crackdown on agencies who recruit Filipino maids to work in the city illegally, according to a local official. Few details are known about the crackdown. Last year, police found two cases of illegal hiring of Filipino maids. Foreign domestic workers are illegal on the mainland. Lu Zhenkun, secretary-general of the Shenzhen ...

  3. 40 children rescued from Shenzhen plant

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Dozens of children were found working in an electronics factory in Shenzhen's Longgang district in the latest child labour scandal to hit the city. At least 40 children, ... that the children were workers at the factory. Many of the children have refused to leave Shenzhen, saying they were looking forward to working in new jobs, The Southern Metropolis News reported. 'I ...

  4. Official blames Shenzhen authorities

    Posted May 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Shenzhen authorities should take responsibility for the spate of suicides at Foxconn's plant in the city because they waited too long to intervene, city legislators said. Yang Jianchang, a member of the Shenzhen People's Congress, said the situation would not be as bad as it is if the government, especially the labour union and labour departments, had ...

  5. Fire reported at Foxconn's Shenzhen plant

    Posted May 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters A fire broke out yesterday at a building in the Shenzhen complex of Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics company hit by a series of suicides, according to various sources. ... with the help of heavy rain at the time, according to some reports. The fire broke out on the same day that Guangdong party secretary Wang Yang visited Shenzhen to conduct an investigation ...

  6. Shenzhen health chiefs can't brief off the record

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng The Shenzhen authorities have forbidden cadres from requesting anonymity before they talk to the media about breaking public health news- in an attempt to force the media to use ... such as what the penalty will be for officials who kept releasing anonymous comments. The department was not available for comment yesterday. A spokeswoman for a Shenzhen hospital said she would ...

  7. Easing of visa rules in Shenzhen next month set to boost tourism

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong is expected to see a rise in mainland visitors next month when new visa rules will make it easier for migrant workers in Shenzhen to travel to the city. The tourist trade welcomed the change of rules, which was long awaited; it had been expected to begin on May 1. Until now, non-permanent residents of Shenzhen have had to apply in their home province ...

  8. Media move to save Shenzhen slum 'villages'

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam In the three decades since its inception, Shenzhen's future has been more important than even its present. The special economic zone was built as a symbol of a new China, ... could find accommodation. Others wrote that the slums were part of Shenzhen's heritage, and in a place where there was so little of the past, what was left must be protected. The Southern ...

  9. HK parents denied access to children held in Shenzhen jail

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng in Shenzhen and Joshua But Dozens of Hongkongers went to a Shenzhen detention centre yesterday to look for their children or friends who had been arrested in last week's ... education over the next one to 20 days. Four hundred people aged 13 to 50, including 119 Hongkongers, were arrested early on Saturday at two entertainment parlours in Shenzhen's Futian ...

  10. Trendy Shenzhen teenagers spearhead Cantonese revival

    Posted Oct 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng A new craze is sweeping through the ranks of Shenzhen's teenagers. Whether it is in school, at the shopping mall or the KTV club, there's only one way to prove you are a real 'Shenzhener'- by speaking Cantonese. In the past couple of years, there has been growing concern that regional dialects are being lost to the relentless tide of Putonghua. ...




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