In recent years, Gao Zhisheng, a prominent civil rights lawyer in Beijing, has increasingly turned his attention to cases involving the defence of rights of Chinese workers. For many years he has p . . .
Reports that 31 migrant workers, enslaved in a Shanxi brickworks, had been freed were carried by new media across the country, a sign that abuse of rural migrant workers has become an headline issue i . . .
China Labour Bulletin appears in the following article. Copyright remains with the original publisher.By Paul WisemanUSA TODAY22 November 2005The rent-a-thug business, along with the rest of the economy, is booming in China.
A leading Chinese civil rights lawyer, Gao Zhisheng, has been punished by the Chinese authorities for handling a series of high profile human rights cases involving the detention or abuse in custody of Falun Gong practitioners, rural rights campaigners, labour activists and others.