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  1. Ramifications of pay rises will be playing out for long time to come

    Posted Jun 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng The spate of suicides at Foxconn's Shenzhen factories has moved off the front pages but its effects are still spreading across the Pearl River Delta and the country. Pay rises and strikes are now the hottest topics in Guangdong's offi ...

  2. Protests in wake of financial crisis will be 'better organised'

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... a researcher with the Institute of Sociology at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said that based on previous overseas experience, the recession could cause an increase in social problems, ... with the central government's think-tank in Beijing. Researchers have been following the issues for years, he said, and there was agreement that the government should be prepared for more protests ...

  3. China Life to increase holding in fund unit

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... insurance regulator. 'Despite progress at the National Social Security Fund, enterprise annuities on the mainland are still developing at a relatively slow pace,' said Core ...

  4. Gay activists seek to enter cathedral for Confession

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... protest, said he wanted to achieve peace of mind by making a Confession. The Vatican article issued last month denouncing same-sex marriage as deviant and immoral was reprinted in Kun Kao Pao ...

  5. Feminists halt 'racist' skin-lightener advert

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... A leading brand of skin-lightening cream has been forced to change its television advertising campaign following a torrent of abuse from women's groups for being 'insulting to women' and 'racist'. The cream, Fair and Lovely, is a ...

  6. Lifting of curbs puts premium on growth

    Posted Dec 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Foreign insurers can now expand across the mainland as well as enter the nascent corporate pension market, writes Bei Hu The latest round of market deregulation under China's World Trade Organisation accession commitments frees up foreign insurers to ...

  7. Union angry at low pay in university canteens

    Posted Mar 12th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... social responsibility and not take the lead in depriving working people. They are helping to widen the gap between rich and poor,' union organiser Wu Sui-shan said. The survey, which ... as their families,' Wu said. 'The current survey findings were very similar to the one we did two years ago. It is so sad that these universities have not looked into the issue.' The union noted ...

  8. Former drug users tackle the finer aspects of dim sum

    Posted Nov 25th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam About 30 former drug users took part in a dim sum cookery training course yesterday. The two-day programme was jointly organised by the Super Star Group, the Anti-Drug Volunteer Group, the Narcotics Division of the Security Bureau and the Action ...

  9. Foxconn factories are labour camps: report

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... legal rights and fulfil the company's social responsibilities. 'Terry Gou publicly blamed personal problems for the suicide attempts and the media reported that Foxconn planned ...

  10. Flextronics honoured for aiding migrant workers

    Posted Jun 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to Flextronics International. 'Migrant workers helped China become a manufacturing giant,' said Richard Wong, the Singapore firm's vice-president for global corporate social responsibility ... with the Beijing-based Culture and Communications Centre for Facilitators (CCCF), a non-government organisation committed to migrant worker issues. That initiative was honoured at the weekend ...




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