Growing labour conflicts: more strikes due to Hong Kong enterprises’ labour violations
In the second year since the establishment of its database to monitor Hong Kong-owned enterprises’ conduct in China, the HKCTU collected documents and reports from media, social media and other labour organizations on various collective labour actions that took place between May 2014 and April 2015. At least 25 cases of workers’ collective rights-defending actions involving Hong Kong capital (a 40% growth compared with the previous year, between May 2013 and April 2014) are identified.
Feminist activists detained ahead of International Women’s Day
On International Women’s Day, activists from both China and Hong Kong organized campaign programmes to fight against sexual harassment. The Women’s Committee of the HKCTU hosted a press conference and taught self-defence on the streets. However, five feminist activists in China, Wang Man, Li Tingting, Wei Tingting, Wu Rongrong and Zheng Churan, were detained by the Chinese police and sent to a detention centre in Beijing on the Eve of International Women’s Day.
Labour Rights Violations and Crack down of strike at New An Lun Lamp (Shenzhen) Co.,Ltd. in China
The workers had no long tolerate severe violations of labour conditions by New An Lun Lamp (Shenzhen) Company Limited in China. New An Lun Lamp (Shenzhen) Company Limited is a supplier producing bicycle light products in China. The mother company is Milltech International corp, which is a Taiwanese capital. The owner is Wang Zhi Gong.
New draft of China’s national security law for first time highlights Hong Kong’s responsibilities
Proposed new version of the country's national security legislation highlights city's obligations on the controversial issue for the first time
Beijing has for the first time highlighted Hong Kong's obligations under a new draft of the country's national security law, raising the prospect of renewed pressure on the city to get moving on its own relevant legislation.
The draft bill, published online yesterday, makes it clear that Hong Kong must do its part.
Responses from UNIQLO and G2000 concerning workers’ strike in Artigas Factory
In response to the open letters from the General Secretary, Ms Lai-ha Cheung, of the Retail, Commerce and Clothing Industries General Unions on 15 January 2015, UNIQLO and G2000 has made their responses on 20 January and 18 January 2015 respectively. Both the company have acknowledged the problems stated by Ms Cheung in the letter seriously and have requested Artigas for an appropriate explanation and urged the factory to negotiate with the workers.
New Regulation in Guangzhou to worsen the survival of NGOs
NGOs in China have gone through an extreme tough year in 2014: nationally and locally, openly and secretly passing regulations to restrict their activities, cutting off funding and forcibly disappearances of directors, some continuously lived under the threat of an immediate ban from the authority. Overseas NGOs, NGOs which are working on sensitive issues, such as labour, rights-defending, religious and LGBT rights, are considered as a thorn in the Chinese Government’s side and face most of the repression.