Last year, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt warned of “a bifurcation into a Chinese-led internet and...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 19, 2011
After Michael Sata, an outspoken critic of labor abuses by Chinese mine owners, won the election in Zambia, Chinese mine owners immediately gave significant raises to their workers. Yet now, workers at one mine say an announced...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 28, 2011
Following the election victory last week of Michael Sata, an outspoken critic of Chinese labour abuses in Zambia’s mining industry, Christian Science Monitor reports that one Chinese mine has given employees a sudden 85%...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 20, 2010
A month after 11 Zambian miners were shot and wounded after complaining of poor working conditions to the Chinese managers, the New York Times looks at the uneasy relationship between Chinese mine owners and workers in the...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 20, 2010
Peter Bosshard of International Rivers writes for the Huffington Post about the recent incident in which 11 Zambian miners were shot by Chinese managers: On October 15, a group of workers at the Chinese Collum Coal Mine (CCM) in...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 16, 2010
A Zambian news organization is reporting that 11 miners were shot and wounded while complaining to Chinese management about working conditions, though few other details are available: Eleven miners including one onlooker have...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 29, 2008
In the Daily Mail, Peter Hitchens gives a dramatic perspective on the living and working conditions of laborers in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo working for Chinese companies: These poor, hopeless, angry people...
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