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Hong Kong’s Unforgettable Lee Cheuk-yan [Tocsin] 2022-08-02

Strike paralyses Chinese project, workers emerge victorious [BWI] 2022-08-02

Under extraordinary pandemic conditions, local governments continue to side with employers [China Labour Bulletin] 2022-07-26

Celebrating Inhumanity – Lessons from the Winter Olympics in China [BWI] 2022-02-21

Los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno no deben eclipsar la lucha por los derechos humanos [IE] 2022-02-04

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Hong Kong’s Unforgettable Lee Cheuk-yan 2022-08-02 [Tocsin]

Strike paralyses Chinese project, workers emerge victorious 2022-08-02 [BWI]

Under extraordinary pandemic conditions, local governments continue to side with employers 2022-07-26 [China Labour Bulletin]

Construction worker protests increase with property market instability 2022-07-14 [China Labour Bulletin]

Shanghai blast is one of many heavy industry accidents in China's June Work Safety Month 2022-07-12 [China Labour Bulletin]

Restaurant closures leave millions of workers without jobs 2022-07-11 [China Labour Bulletin]

Leading Australians urge release of Australian journalist Cheng Lei 2022-07-09 [MEAA]

Journalist detained and harassed for reporting on restaurant attack 2022-06-22 [IFJ]

US Law Against Uyghur Forced Labour Takes Effect 2022-06-21 [Human Rights Watch]

Media restricted from covering handover and inauguration events 2022-06-20 [IFJ]

Unions to build power within China's belt and road initiative 2022-06-17 [BWI]

‘Let it rot': China's tech workers struggle to find jobs 2022-06-16 [Financial Times]

‘We won't survive': China's migrant workers fear more lockdowns as Covid threat remains 2022-06-16 [The Guardian]

Pandemic prevention measures lead to variety of worker protests 2022-06-16 [China Labour Bulletin]

High unemployment rate indicates bleak job prospects for university graduates 2022-06-15 [China Labour Bulletin]

BWI construction unions pioneer global strategy on Chinese MNCs 2022-06-15 [BWI]

May 2022 labour news roundup: Shanghai resumes production 2022-06-06 [China Labour Bulletin]

China's Gig Workers Are Challenging Their Algorithmic Bosses 2022-06-04 [Wired]

4 June: Tiananmen Square massacre candlelight vigil 2022-06-04 [ITUC]

4 June: Tiananmen Square massacre candlelight vigil 2022-06-04 [ITUC]

April 2022 labour news roundup 2022-05-22 [CLB]

Truck drivers stranded across China are unable to earn an income, lack food and bare necessities 2022-05-22 [CLB]

Elon Musk praises Chinese workers for ‘burning the 3am oil' – here's what that really looks like 2022-05-13 [The Guardian]

Loblaw faces pressure from activist investors, BMO over allegations of ties to suppliers in China's Uyghur region 2022-05-11 [The Record]

Loblaw Shareholders Choose to Pursue Uyghur Issue 2022-05-06 [Morningstar]

Shanghai's frontline workers document their struggles online under lockdown 2022-05-05 [CLB]

Coal mines hastily restart production to manage energy crisis, leading to deadly accidents 2022-04-26 [China Labour Bulletin]

ILO welcomes China's move towards the ratification of two forced labour Conventions 2022-04-21 [ILO]

March 2022 labour news roundup: China's workers in the Covid-19 wave 2022-04-06 [China Labour Bulletin]

Former union leaders arrested as repression escalates 2022-04-04 [ITUC]

US and Australian Press Clubs join in calling for the release of MEAA member Cheng Lei 2022-04-01 [MEAA]

Australian, U.S. Press Leaders Condemn China's Secretive Prosecution and Detention of TV Journalist 2022-03-31 [IFJ]

Workers live in factories, food delivery drivers sleep outside, and medical staff die from overwork in Covid-19 wave 2022-03-30 [China Labour Bulletin]

New research underlines Beijing's attempts to sway international perception through media 2022-03-29 [IFJ]

Labour policy suggestions put forward at annual legislative meetings in Beijing 2022-03-22 [China Labour Bulletin]

Extension of retirement age in Jiangsu province highlights gender effects of labour policies 2022-03-21 [CLB]

Chinese police intimidate and pressure Spanish journalist 2022-03-21 [IFJ]

High frequency of gas accidents threatens safety of workers across industries 2022-03-17 [China Labour Bulletin]

US Should Fully Apply New Forced Labor Law 2022-03-11 [Human Rights Watch]

CLB Report: Reimagining Workers' Rights in China 2022-03-09 [China Labour Bulletin]

International Women's Day: Female journalists remain behind bars in China and Hong Kong 2022-03-09 [IFJ]

China needs factory workers, not drivers: NPC delegate 2022-03-09 [Sixth Tone]

14 Workers Confirmed Dead in China Coal Mine Collapse 2022-03-07 [AP]

February 2022 labour news round-up: Young workers are dying from excessive hours 2022-02-28 [China Labour Bulletin]

Attempts to regulate overtime work at China's tech giants are not going well 2022-02-25 [China Labour Bulletin]

Celebrating Inhumanity – Lessons from the Winter Olympics in China 2022-02-21 [BWI]

Increase in strikes in logistics and service sectors in 2021 not expected to let up 2022-02-21 [China Labour Bulletin]

IOC Can't Ensure Olympic Apparel Is Abuse-Free 2022-02-14 [Human Rights Watch]

China continues its labour abuse practices against Uighurs: UN 2022-02-13 [Aljazeera]

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12-08-2015 A series of explosions at a chemical plant in Tianjin left at least 184 workers dead and more than 800 injured, causing extensive property damage and releasing cyanide into the atmosphere. The employer did not have the necessary permits. [more]