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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 . . .
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
China Lawyers' Net recently released a report showing that a rural migrant worker, seeking to recover unpaid wages, would need to spend about three times the amount owed him to have any chance of success.
China Labour Bulletin appears in the following article. Copyright remains with the original publisher.China Internet writer missing after reporting worker protestAgence France-presse27 October 2005
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. 
The era of China's "unlimited labour supply" would end in near future and the total labour force would start decreasing from 2021, according to a recent report of the official Xinhua News Agency.
China Labour Bulletin appears in the following article. Copyright remains with the original publisher.Chinese police killed 2 at labor protest, rights group saysKyodo News14 October 2005
A crackdown carried out by local police on 7 October against protesting workers from the Chongqing Steel Plant resulted in the death of two women protestors, 24 workers being injured, and the detention of three of the workers' leaders, according to a report by Radio Free Asia.
Two Women Reportedly Killed, and Three Workers' Leaders Detained, During Police Crackdown on Mass Protest at Chongqing Steel Plant 
120 million from countryside find work in citiesAn estimated 120 million people originally from rural backgrounds have found employment in China's cities or in booming coastal areas far from their home provinces, a report released by the  Ministry of Labour and Social Security in May 2005 revealed. 

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