Position and Analysis
Workers unite students: the backbone in the late stage of 1989 democratic movement --Interview with Li Jinjin, legal advisor of Beijing Workers’ Autonomous Federation
Sowing seeds in the wilderland. Three post-80s teachers passing down the memories of June 4 Massacre
Protecting the June Fourth Memory, from 1989 to now
Resistance goes on as Meituan continues to exploit its workers
In recent years, online shopping and catering delivery platform becomes an emerging sector in China. Many ex-factory workers find themselves new jobs as delivery personnel. Their task is to deliver the products to their clients as quickly as possible. If a client rates their services as negative, their wages would be deducted. Thus, for a meager income, they risk their lives everyday on the highways. In 2018, many major service providers reduce workers' commission to “maintain their competitiveness”.
When “Made In China” Moves Overseas. The Struggle of Indonesian Workers in the Smartphone Manufacturing Industry
China smartphone industry has expanding their sales in the global market considerably in recent years. China’s four major phone companies, namely Hua Wei, VIVO,OPPO,Xiao Mi have gained significant share in the market. During the fourth quarter of 2018, these companies comprised 37% of the global smartphone sales volume. India and Indonesia are among the populous countries where smartphone sales continues to expand, and become important battlefields for smartphone companies.
Conspicuous in Spending but Miser on Workers: Chinese Enterprise Exploits Workers despite Profit Boom
Chinese enterprise Huawei Technology Co. was under fire since the arrest of its CFO Meng Wanzhou by the Canadian government and its lawsuit against the US government over the equipment ban some weeks ago. Meanwhile, the diplomatic crisis due to the arrest of Meng triggered a heated debate on whether Chinese-owned telecommunications companies are cybersecurity risks to the world.
Chinese Government: Repression as the Only Answer to Labour Resistance
Starting from the beginning of 2019, labour activists in Southern China have been facing a new round of repression. The Chinese Government launched a cross-provincial detention, taking away five labour activists, Wu Guijun, Jian Hui, He Yuancheng, Song Jiahui and Zhang Zhiru in Changsha, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. As most of the detainees were disallowed to meet with their lawyers in the past month, very limited information is known.
Joint Letter: Labour Right violations undertaken by Global Brands Group’s sourcing partner in El Salvador
Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions Global Monitor and Workers Empowerment had issued a joint letter to the Hong Kong-based international apparel giant, Global Brands Group (GBG), regarding the shameless act of sudden closure of one of its main supplier factories in El Salvador, resulting in the arrears of wages, severance and benefits of 824 garment workers.
ACFTU helpless with increasing labour disputes caused by casualization of work
In 2015, China achieved its initial stage of economic transformation and the most labour intensive service industries made up over 50% of GNP. In the same year, network coverage of the country has reached 50.3%, which means over 700 million Chinese were accessible to internet. E-commerce has become a new trend of China’s new economy.