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Jennifer Zhang

Jennifer Zhang is a researcher at Hong Kong Transparency Report, a project that tracks government data and content removal requests. Previously she was an editor at China Labour Bulletin. You can also find her on Twitter @amelia_jen

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Chile and China: Rescuing the miners

  2 November 2010

The news about the successful rescue of 33 miners by the Chilean government on October 14 was followed by the news of a mining accident in Pinyu county, in the Henan province in China only two days later, which resulted in the deaths of 37 miners.

China: Afterthoughts of Foxconn tragedies

  19 October 2010

Foxconn, a Taiwanese company and the world's largest maker of electronic components, has become one of the most notorious corporations in China after 13 consecutive suicides of its workers in 2010. However, given the fact that Foxconn's salary and working environment is not the worst of its kind, no one has...

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China: Rights to strike

  22 September 2010

The past year has seen a growing number of Chinese laborers fighting for their rights in incidents from across the country; a recent move by Chinese workers to go on strike in Russia has raised questions on both sides of the border.

China and Hong Kong: Bodyguards and Assassins

  27 December 2009

Bodyguards and Assassins is an action movie released during Christmas in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. As a patriotic film, it was originally set to release in October for celebrating the 60th year anniversary of PRC but deferred until the end of 2009. In contrast with the Founding of a...

China: Another elite's suicide – the story of Yang Yuanyuan

  14 December 2009

YANG Yuanyuan, a 30-year-old postgraduate at Shanghai Maritime University, hanged herself in her bathroom on November 25. She told her mother that knowledge cannot change destiny on the day before she committed suicide. Recent years have seen an increasing number of suicides committed by Chinese university students, in particular among postgraduates...

China: Children who are left behind

  25 November 2009

On November 12, several days before the International Children's Day, an explosion erupted in an illegal fire cracker factory in Guangxi which resulted in 2 children workers dead and 11 others injured. According to the Southern Weekend's report, these children victims were left behind by their parents, who are migrant...

China: Yunnan Naked Girl Seeking Justice

  7 September 2009

Recently, “Yunnan Naked Girl” has become one of the hottest topic in the Chinese Internet world. A 21-year old girl, Peng Chunping decided to post her nude photos online in order to draw attention and help from the society. ESWN has translated a full report from Southern Weekend on the...

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