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In this issue:1) Gao Zhisheng and the protection of labour rights and civil rights in China2) Gao Zhisheng - Carrying the flag of justice for China's lawyers
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 . . .
Press ReleaseProminent labour activist Xiao Yunliang was released from prison on 23 February, only 24 days before his four-year jail sentence ended.  China . . .
Xiao Yunliang freed 24 days before jail sentence ends Prominent labour activist Xiao Yunliang was released from prison on 23 February, only 24 days before his four-year jail sentence ended.
Eight company bosses have been detained by police in Shenzhen on charges of intentionally defaulting on 7 million yuan in wages of 1,200 workers, according to Xinhua News Agency.The offici . . .
China Labour Bulletin appears in the following article. Copyright remains with the original publisher.Small Mines . . .
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.
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A former textile-company employee turned businessman who posted online reports about a recent series of protest demonstrations by steel workers in Chongqing has disappeared and is believed to be in police custody. 

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