Sunday, August 31, 2014

Some Of What I Saw In Beautiful Yeong Dong South Korea

China rules out open Hong Kong chief executive poll

BBC News - China rules out open Hong Kong chief executive poll
The decision is expected to limit the selection of candidates to pro-Beijing figures.
The pro-democracy Occupy Central movement says it will launch a sit-in in the city's central business district in protest.
The election for Hong Kong's chief executive is due in 2017 and will be the first time the holder of the post is directly chosen by voters.
The Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress said in its decision that while the election would represent "historic progress", "the sovereignty, security and development interests of the country are at stake," and therefore "there is a need to proceed in a prudent and steady manner".

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Photos: The women who carry 20 tons of goods a day

These women have had the job for 10 to 30 years. Photo: Mrs. Nguyen Thi Nhieu, 58, from District 8, has been a porter for more than 30 years.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Samsung Denies Child Labour At Chinese Supplier

South Korea's Samsung Electronics has refuted fresh allegations by a labour protection watchdog that one of its suppliers in China hired child workers.
New York-based China Labor Watch (CLW) claimed in a report Thursday that Samsung supplier HEG Technology had hired people under the age of 16 at its facility in Huizhou, China.
The report said the factory, where components for Lenovo are also built, had hired new workers, and neglected to check their identification. Read More

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