Electronics: There is still a long way – Interview with Jenny Chan on employment law training at HP’s suppliers in China.
This chapter argues that participatory training in labour rights is a complementary strategy in relation to supplier auditing in advancing CSR.
There are too many citizens die "unnaturally" in the detention center run by the Ministry of Public Security.What is the function of detention center? Why so many unjust death happen in there?
Have you ever used Internet in mainland China? Are there any websites you are unable to access? Just click to watch the brief history of China's Great Firewall !!!
The cartoon on the right hand side was one of Liao Bing-xiong's (廖冰兄) piece in criticizing the Cultural Revolution. It shows how the political campaign, which targeted at a fly, ended up killing thousands of people. Lao Bing-xiong passed away on September 22, 2006, taking away with him a Chinese political cartoon tradition.
Lao started to draw political cartoon since 1932 when he was 17 years old. His early works (1932-36), which criticized feudalism were published in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Guangdong's newspapers. During the WWII, he left Hong Kong and devoted himself to anti-war propaganda(1937-44).
In response to Foxconn's legal prosecution against a reporter and an editor in the First Financial daily because of their reports on the working condition of i-pod subcontracting factory in Shenzhen, First Financial Daily issued an open letter condemning Foxconn.
In the public statement, the First Financial Daily stated:
1. they would support Wang You and Weng Bao in the trial as Wang You was just fulfilling his duty as reporter.
Chen Guangcheng lost his sight when he was very young, but he has been searching for lights all these years against darkness. He is a peasant living in Shangdong province, Dongshegu village.
Even though he is blind, he studied very hard to become a barefoot lawyer and has been giving legal advice to disable people since 1996. In 2005, he revealed the illegal forced abortion practice in Linyi County to Time magazine and the National Family Planning and Population Commission was forced to launch an investigation in August 2005. A month later, several Linyi officials were detained.
Last week i received a QQ group message: "From now on, we have to name our toilets: Yasukuni Shrine and our pisses: Koizumi (small streams). You have to forward this message to three group e-mails or group chats, or you have ill-lucks all your life."
In response to oiwan's letter, I would like to make some remarks on the situation of Chinese rural migrant workers. The China government recently collaborated with international NGO, including ILO, to produce a TV drama series about the success story of rural migrant labor in Sichuan province. During my field study of the Chinese rural migrants, I met a lot of small business owners. Many see it as the only way out of the difficult situations as a cheap labor in the "World Factory". I haven't watched that TV drama series but I doubt if it is necessary for the government and NGOs to encourage the migrants to run small business.