四月 2008

除了福娃,還有胡佳

2008-04-06 - chong
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看著電視上舖天蓋地的奧運新聞,我發笑,笑得眼淚也湧出來。

傳送奧運火炬的新聞持續多時,細緻入微到關心曾蔭權的手臂能否舉著火炬跑二百米,至於胡佳被指「顛覆國家政權」被判監三年半,只是一堆一堆奧運公關新聞的花邊。奧組委與電視台只想我們看到一個七彩繽紛的北京,充滿奇景,我看到新聞報導員展露的微笑,像個福娃。

Apart from Fu Wa, we have Hu Jia

2008-04-10 - oiwan
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Watching the Olympic new on T.V, I laughed until tears came out.

The news about the Olympic torch is never ending. Details like whether our chief executive Donald Tsang’s arm is strong enough to hold the torch and run for 200km are reported in length. As for Hu Jia, who has been sentenced to 3.5 years imprisonment because of “sedition of the state power”, has been sidelined by piles of Olympic public relation news. The International Olympic Committee and T.V station want us to see a colourful Beijing, with grand spectacles. I looked at the smiling face of the news anchor, it looked like the Olympic symbols – Fu Wa.

Brokers of migrant workers protest to secure profits

2008-04-12 - kwangyin
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On Jan 28, protesters gathered round the CLA (Council of Labor Affairs); instead of angry unemployed laborers, they were brokers who have made bucks by "importing" migrant labors into Taiwan, protesting for their tarnished business by the "direct employment" policy implemented by the CLA.

Urban aboriginal communities driven away from home

2008-04-12 - kwangyin
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The Shijou Community (溪洲部落), located by the Hsindien River in Taipei County, is close by Bi-Tan (碧潭), a tourist attraction. Since the 1970s, aboriginal laborers have began to build simple shafts and lived on this high ground. Over time an aboriginal community was established, of Amis construction workers and miners from Hualien and Taitung.

Sweatshop report: Nine Dragons Paper a top exploiter

2008-04-25 - oiwan
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Nine Dragons Paper has been listed in Hong Kong Stock market since 2006, its peak market value was worth of HKD$100 billions. The corporate has two factory campuses in China, one in Dongguan, Guangdong province, one in Taichang, Jiangsu province, with 9,000 and 6,000 workers respectively. It has planned to develop its third and fourth manufacturing campuses in Zongqing and Tianjin. The corporate is listed the top in China, the second in Asia and the eighth in the world in paper manufacturing.