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  1. The Slave Trade- The History of the Atlantic Slave Trade 1440-1870

    Posted Feb 12th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Compiled by Tim Cribb The Slave Trade- The History of the Atlantic Slave Trade 1440-1870 by Hugh Thomas Phonix $272 Civilised society in the 19th century took for granted 'rights ... bibliography and index), The Slave Trade probes the commerce of slavery that began in the 15th century, when Portugal found not gold on the west coast of Africa but men and women. Spain opened up ...

  2. Suffering all too real in a trade the city will not see

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi It's a problem the government says doesn't exist to any significant degree in Hong Kong, but for those caught up in the global sex-trafficking trade, the pain ... concerns that the political will to tackle the problem is not present in Hong Kong. They, and a victim of trafficking, have told the Post about the city's role in a trade of which United ...

  3. Unstoppable trade thrives in the dark

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi and Chris Ip christy.choi@scmp.com They were sold dreams of simple jobs abroad as supermarket clerks, babysitters and beauticians. They were told of a salary, small for the average Hongkonger but a fortune back home. When they arrived to work ...

  4. Labour union aims to spread its wings

    Posted Apr 14th 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Hong Kong's largest labour union group is preparing to form several trade unions to represent lawyers, social workers and property agents as part of its efforts to recruit professionals to reinvent itself. The biggest challenge facing the Federation of Trade Unions, which will celebrate its 60th anniversary on Wednesday, was to attract more members with middle-class ...

  5. Party newspaper weighs in on protecting workers' welfare

    Posted Jun 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei The People's Daily published a commentary yesterday urging trade unions to play a bigger role in protecting workers' interests, following a long-anticipated directive issued by the All-China Federation of Trade Unions over the weekend. But many people criticised the directive for coming too late after the Foxconn suicides. The Communist Party newspaper ran ...

  6. Worker discontent calls for an independent view

    Posted Jun 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... assertiveness. Strikes are not rare on the shop floor but this one has seen clashes between workers and staff of the state-run trade union. This is unusual. It points to weaknesses in the mainland's trade union system, which has been more about control than representing the workers. Trade unions on the mainland come under the All-China Federation of Trade Unions, which is run ...

  7. Legalise sex trade, says prostitutes' rights activist

    Posted Aug 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... releases any statistics about the sex trade. In reality, it is one of China's fastest-growing industries. It is scarcely possible for a visitor to any big mainland city not to run into some ... and says the sex trade accounts for 6 per cent of the country's gross domestic product. Officials, including many high-ranking ones, are frequent customers. Last month, mainland media reported ...

  8. Cruel plight of rural girls in vice trade

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng With her painted eyebrows, dress and long, hennaed hair, worn in curls, 20-year-old Xiao Min looks like a university student. She always smiles at people and listens to others carefully, just like the girl next door. But her seeming naivety mas ...

  9. Police probe suspected baby-trading scam

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Police are investigating a suspected baby-trading scam after a posting offering twins for adoption appeared on a popular website for expatriates in Hong Kong. The message was posted on GeoExpat.com by a woman claiming to be the disabled mother of the twins. She said she wanted them to have a good home and family. It read, 'Adoption- very handsome beautiful baby ...

  10. trade & racial relations

    Posted Dec 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a sharp increase in trade between the mainland and African countries? a. the Beijing Olympics b. China's tightening of controls over Africans c. the financial crisis d. China's entry to the World Trade Organisation 4 What is the biggest inconvenience faced by Africans in Guangzhou? a. taxi drivers often argue with them over 1 or 2 yuan b. it is hard to communicate ...




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