Workers' struggles in China (February 2010 Part 2)

Summaries and links to news reports of workers' struggles around China (now including Hong Kong) from the 10th to 28th of February.

18th: Article on the "Ant Tribe", underemployed graduates in China's cities.
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/02/a-million-frustrated-graduates-swarm-squalid-colonies-posing-a-social-quandary/

21st: Update and petition for Liu Hanhuang, a worker sentenced to death after killing two managers in a fight after his employers refused to pay compensation for an injury at work.
http://chinastudygroup.net/2010/02/liu-hanhuang-update-new-petition/

24th: Evicted artists protest after they were attacked by masked men in Beijing, managing to go 500 yards towards Tiananmen Square before being stopped.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/24/world/asia/24china.html
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2010/02/23/artists-protest-demolition-threats/
http://www.mysinchew.com/node/35589
Resentment towards the rich growing in China according to studies.
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/02/serious-resentment-brewing-among-chinese-as-rich-become-richer-survey/

25th: Toxic toll at Taiwan factory increases.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-02/25/content_9499094.htm

26th: Shanghai residents fight forced demolitions
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-02/26/content_9506528.htm
Deathrow prisoners go on hunger strike, claiming they were tortured to get a confession.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/death-row-02262010122357.html

27th: Two different articles examining the possibility of the "collapse" of China.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/483333fe-224a-11df-9a72-00144feab49a.html?nclick_check=1
http://www.smh.com.au/world/china-insider-sees-revolution-brewing-20100226-p92d.html
One local government has found a way of framing villagers for "blackmailing" them.
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/02/rural-people-%E2%80%9Cblackmail%E2%80%9D-the-government/

28th: China Labour Bulletin is a great source for news, but here's an article on the other work they do.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/02/28/beijings_labor_pains

Hong Kong:

23: Cathay Pacific pilots in Hong Kong protest over unequal treatment of locals and expats.
http://www.etravelblackboardasia.com/article.asp?id=67201&nav=2

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Mar 1 2010 11:31

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