Maiko Morimoto

Uyghur Dissident’s Employees Freed After Seven Months in a Chinese Jail – Radio Free Asia

From Radio Free Asia: Chinese authorities have released two officials working in Uyghur dissident Rebiya Kadeer’s company in Xinjiang after holding them without charge for seven months. Company secretary Ruzi Mamat and Kadeer’s former assistant Aysham Kerim were freed Dec. 14 and allowed to return home, Kadeer told RFA’s Uyghur service. Both were arrested May […]

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DEADLY DUST-China Labour Bulletin Research Series

From China Labour Bulletin: China Labour Bulletin is pleased to release today the first in a forthcoming series of English-language research reports on major issues concerning workers’ rights in China. The main focus of the new report – Deadly Dust – is on the case intervention work undertaken by CLB during 2004-05 to assist jewellery-processing […]

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HK police tear gas WTO protesters, detain 900

From Reuters, via The Star Online: Hong Kong police fired volleys of tear gas on Saturday to repel hundreds of protesters trying to force their way into a building where world trade ministers were meeting. “The protesters got very close to the building, they were standing just across the street,” a Reuters reporter said. Fifty-four […]

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Trial in northern Chinese clash over land begins

From AP via the China Post Twenty-seven people in northern China were being tried for their involvement in a violent clash over land that left six dead, the government said Friday. The trial opened Thursday in Hebei province, where villagers protesting compensation for land seizures were attacked in June by unidentified men armed with guns […]

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Koizumi won’t budge on war shrine dispute with China – AFP

From AFP via the Manila Times: Japan’s leader stuck to his guns Tuesday in a bitter and emotional dispute with China, as lingering resentment over his visits to a Tokyo war shrine clouded day two of a Southeast Asian summit. Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said he believed Beijing would eventually “understand” his controversial trips to […]

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