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Workers' struggles in China (March 2010 Part 1)

Summaries and links to news reports of workers' struggles around China in the first half of March up to the 15th.

1st: Dissidents and petitioners in China are facing increased pressure from authorities in the run up to a parliamentary session.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/meeting-03012010141352.html
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/30790/
http://www.speroforum.com/site/article.asp?id=28931&t=China%3A+++Beijing%2C+the+list+of+arrests+and+convictions+for+the+NPC

5th: The reality of the "labour famine" and "wage inflation".
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/node/100697
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/node/100698

6th: The Ministry of Education accused Oxfam of being a subversive organisation.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/LC06Ad01.html
An elderly lady was killed by developers when trying to prevent the demolition of her home.
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/31033/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/7374701/Chinese-granny-buried-alive-by-property-developers.html

7th: Short account of a visit to one of the "ant tribe's" colonies outside Beijing.
http://blogs.hindustantimes.com/middle-order/2010/03/07/the-ant-tribe/

11th: Reports of dissidents being invited to "drink tea" with police grow in number.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gOPVXiLpQnQsr09Yx-6UNMYXo5CAD9EBTN0G0

12th: More than 1,000 people were arrests for "endangering state security" in China last year.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/7425759/China-arrests-more-than-1000-people-for-endangering-state-security.html
Whilst the number of cases going to the labour dispute court increased by ten percent.
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/node/100706
Dissident sentenced to "re-education through labour".
http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/articles/20100312160223/Article/index_html

16th: Officials and gang members have been arrests for allegedly instigating a riot in Guizhou two years ago.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-03/16/content_9593995.htm

Hong Kong:

5th: Pirate radio station shutdown.
http://www.newsok.com/hong-kong-police-raid-underground-radio-station/article/feed/138909?custom_click=headlines_widget

8th: An unemployed man threw a shoe at a the Acting Chief Executive to protest against the government's policies.
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=95434&sid=27323606&con_type=1
International Women's Day.
http://chinaworker.info/en/content/news/998/

11th: 6 pro-democracy activists arrested in Beijing for a protest months before, apparently due to pressure from Beijing.
http://www.chinaworker.info/en/content/news/1001/

14th: Demonstration to demand a higher minimum wage.

http://chinaworker.info/en/content/news/1004/

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Spartacus
Mar 16 2010 15:59

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petey
Mar 16 2010 16:51

very useful, thanks