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Whose Capital? Steel Workers of China Ask

--A Catch and Trade Proposal for Labor Costs by Greg Moses Source: Dissident Voice. July 29th, 2009

The Tonghua Iron and Steel Factory Mass Incident

(Source: EastSouthWestNorth Blog. 26 July 2009.) About 30,000 Chinese steel workers clashed with police over plans to merge their mill with another company, and beat a manager to death, a Hong Kong-based human rights group has said. About 100 people were injured in the incident on Friday in the northeastern city of Tonghua, the Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy said in a statement.

Belize: 120 Belizeans axed for Chinese workers in Vaca Dam

By Adele Ramos (Amandala Online, 7 July 2009) The 105-million-dollar Vaca hydro dam project has been hailed as a major investment for Belize, and particularly important in providing jobs for labourers in these increasingly tough economic times. However, reports to our newspaper today claim that roughly 120 Belizeans have been gradually let go for imported Chinese labour—allegations disputed by the developer, the Belize Electric Company Limited (BECOL).

Petition for a Reduced Sentence for the Injured Worker Liu Hanghuang on Humanitarian Grounds

Sign the petition: On 16 June 2009, Liu Hanghuang, a factory worker in Dongguan, fatally stabbed two of his Taiwanese employers and left a third critically injured. This is definitely an unbearable tragedy for both sides, especially an irreparable regret for the family of the Taiwanese businessmen.

Report on Huawei's Handling of the Wintek CSR Event

Huawei has always been attaching great importance to the social responsibility of its suppliers and partners and insisting on purchasing goods based on business ethics unswervingly. According to international standards, such as SA8000, ISO14001, and OHSAS18001, Huawei has issued the Sourcing with Social Accountability to all its suppliers. All the suppliers of Huawei are required to observe the rules specified in the preceding procurement guide.

How Far Can Chinese Companies Take Corporate Social Responsibility?

By EditorsThe history of corporate social responsibility in China has as many variations as it has definitions. And understanding those definitions is key to realizing the assorted ways that companies and consumers have interacted in the past and how they will do so in the future.

Labour groups call on Apple to stop accepting "exploitative" practices of its suppliers

Taiwancorpwatch Yesterday morning(21/5), the Taipei-based National Federation of Independent Trade Unions (全國自主勞工聯盟) and eleven other labour rights organizations (see below) protested outside the offices of Apple Computer in Taipei against the exploitation of workers in Taiwan and China by Apple's major flat-panel supplier Wintek.
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