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Falsely accused official’s ten year struggle for justice does not bode well for ordinary workers

Early this year, the former president of the Hunan Goods and Materials Corp, Tan Zhaohua, finally cleared his name after being falsely accused of bribery and embezzlement in 2001. The case prompted extensive discussion in the Chinese media, with New Century magazine asking: If it took ten years for a provincial-level official to overcome injustice, what hope was there for ordinary Chinese people?
02 March 2011

Beida Prof needs to take elementary school science class

Many people in China are talking about China’s first employment discrimination lawsuit based on the prospective employee’s AIDS status. The plaintiff, known by his pseudonym Xiao Wu, filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit in the Yingjiang District Court in Anqing on 26 August after the Anqing education department denied him a teaching position because he was HIV positive. The court formally accepted the case on Monday August 30, but the court ruled against him on 12 November. Xiao Wu, however, plans to appeal.
17 November 2010

Plaintiff to appeal verdict in China’s first HIV discrimination lawsuit

The plaintiff in China’s first HIV employment discrimination lawsuit is to appeal a district court decision against him on 12 November the official Xinhua news agency reported. The plaintiff, known by his pseudonym Xiao Wu, filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit in the Yingjiang District Court in Anqing on 26 August after the Anqing education department denied him a teaching position because he was HIV positive. The court formally accepted the case on Monday August 30.
31 August 2010

Two days, two strikes in the Pearl River Delta

Emboldened by the successful strike of their colleagues at Honda’s transmission plant, about 250 workers at the company’s exhaust plant in Foshan went out on strike Monday morning (7 June) demanding higher wages and overtime payments. This followed an almost identical strike action at Taiwanese-owned Merry Electronics (美律电子有限公司) in Shenzhen’s Bao’an district, on Sunday morning.
08 June 2010

Migrants and graduates fall victim to Beijing’s relentless march of progress

Dozens of villages in outer Beijing are due to be demolished to make way for new developments. But the migrant workers and young graduates who live there will get zero compensation for being made homeless. Photo of Tangjialing village.
04 May 2010

The Guardian: Millions of Chinese rural migrants denied education for their children

Hu Zhongping dreams that one day his young sons may go to university and escape his life of casual manual labour. The aspiration seems increasingly unrealistic. Right now, he would settle for them going to school. Chinese children are entitled to a state education, but not all of them get one. And the tens of millions born to migrant workers like Hu are among the most vulnerable, owing to a registration system that divides the country's citizens into rural and urban dwellers, and dictates their rights accordingly.
15 March 2010

A discussion about increasing wages, a nationwide "labour famine", and community teachers

In this episode, William Nee and Geoffrey Crothall discuss recent protests in Suzhou, the "labour famine", rising wages, the "ant tribe" and the difficulty in securing justice for community teachers.  Also, check out Radio Labour! 
24 February 2010

County government squeezes out community teachers

Two community teachers from Jianchang county in Liaoning, both fired by the local government in 2007, talk about their attempts to seek redress and the corrupt and underhand activities of local officials.
23 February 2010

Community teachers in Guangdong thrown on the scrapheap

Su Huawen taught in the village primary school he helped set up in 1953 for nearly 50 years. He taught mathematics, Chinese, music and physical education. He was admired and respected by students and parents alike, so much so, villagers addressed him as “Scholar” (文公). Today, 78-year-old Su is in poor health and lives dire poverty with hardly any income or pension because the local government in Leizhou, southwesten Guangdong, has refused to pay him the 12,000 yuan he was owed after being forcibly retired in 2000. Su has been waiting ten years for his money and has not seen one cent.
10 February 2010

Kyodo News: Schools for migrant children in Beijing face demolition

When school reopens after the Spring Break in February, thousands of children of rural migrant workers in a Beijing district face having no classes to return to as their schools will have been demolished to make way for urban redevelopment. At least 6,000 students, among them young children of kindergarten age, would be affected after some 20 privately run migrant schools in Chaoyang District are torn down by the end of February, according to principals of the schools slated for demolition.
01 February 2010
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