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.
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.