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Tuesday 15 September 2009
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White collar no shield for China workers in downturn 06 Aug 2009 12:04:25 GMT

In China, a university degree has long been seen as a ticket away from the grim production lines and workplace abuse of its boomtown factories, but some graduates now face a fate that belies their investment of time and money.
The suicide of Sun Danyong, a worker at contract cellpone maker (...)

Tuesday 15 September 2009
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Campaigners keep up pressure in Disney child labor storm

American entertainment giant Disney has responded to pressure to improve working conditions at one of its Chinese suppliers following the death of a young factory worker in April
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Tragic death
Liu Pan was just 17 years old when he was killed while trying to clear a jammed machine at the Yiu (...)

Tuesday 15 September 2009
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Refuse Bribery Demands and Fail Tests

Factory Names International Certification Company in Complaint of Unethical Audit Behavior, Still No Response from Company
Factory: Failed to pass audits, no more orders
According to Yangguang Plastic Factory union leader Mr. Li, the factory currently employs over 1,000 workers, and is (...)

Tuesday 15 September 2009
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The financial crisis has reduced foreign orders in China

Wages, employment and labor conditions of Chinese workers at export-oriented factories have suffered, slowing domestic consumption and perpetuating economic downturn. The recent ethnic brawl in Shaoguan and the murder of factory manager Liu Han Huang in Dongguan illustrate the gravity of (...)