Korea celebrates two 'May Days': the actual international day of worker's protest and an indigenous holiday commemorating Chun Tae Il, who immolated himself in the early seventies in protest of the regressive labour relations that animated the sweatshops of the textile boom of those days.
Recently, a labour activist has been assaulted and injured seriously in Shenzhen. The incident happened after the labour group has been successively smashed by local gangs. A number of Hong Kong organizations jointly held a press conference in the weekend and expressed their concern and anger towards the violent incident. They condemned the illegal acts of violence planned by a certain vested interested groups against the national policy on labour rights and protection.