» 11/22/2012, 00.00
Chinese migrant workers, mutilated in the name of economic growth
In Guangdong, the rich southern province that is driving the gross domestic product of the "world's factory", every year more than 60,000 workers are involved in work-related accidents. Between employers refusing to pay compensation and local governments conniving with industrialists, this silent army pays with the lives of its members China's prominence on the world economic stage.
22/11/2012 SAUDI ARABIA
Riyadh, controls on women: husbands receive sms if their wife leaves the country
The service has been active for a few days. It serves to control travels abroad by women, who must always be accompanied by a man. Saudi activist for human rights denounce the condition of women who are prisoners in their own country.
Bao Tong: Absolute power of the Party will suffocate the people and the economy
A message from the leading pro-democracy dissident to the delegates of the National People’s Congress, which met today. The economic stimulus passed by the government needs oversight in order to avoid corruption, the impoverishment of migrant workers, pollution, and waste of resources. It is time to put limits on the absolute power of the Party, and to reevaluate the Tiananmen movement, wiped out by the violent massacre in 1989.
Beijing announces major health reform, but doesn't say how it will be implemented
A clear rejection of the current hospital system, run by companies that must make a profit. The "non-profit nature" of health care is affirmed instead, and the desire to guarantee that it can be used by all. But experts note the lack of specific guidelines for implementation.
Migrant worker sets himself ablaze in Tiananmen Square
He had not been paid for months. More than 90% of migrant workers do not receive regular wages. Many try to commit suicide.
Migrants in revolt: protests in Zhejiang, arrests in Guizhou
Migrant workers in Yuhuan have assaulted a group of policemen. In Wengan, according to the police, among the 30,000 who burned communist party and police offices and 40 automobiles, there were "39 criminals". The uprisings increase in proportion to corruption and injustice.
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