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UNPO: East Turkestan: China’s Two-Tiered Passport System Constrains Minorities from Leaving the Country

Posted by jaypee 52 days ago China PR
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Chinese authorities have created a two-tier passport system which severely restricts minorities from travelling abroad, indicates a Human Rights Watch report published in July 2015. While in areas populated by the country's ethnic Han majority passports must be issued within 15 days, in regions mostly inhabited by ethnic minorities the process requires extensive paperwork. As a re

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Migrant workers decry discriminative wage plan

Posted by jaypee 55 days ago Republic of Korea
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr —

A ruling party lawmaker drew protests Sunday after suggesting that foreign workers here should not be subject to minimum wage adjustments.

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Ministry fights foreign worker pay hikes

Posted by jaypee 59 days ago Taiwan
http://www.taipeitimes.com — Taipei has said that if the food and lodging are considered, total compensation for foreign domestics approached the minimum wage Read More
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Guangdong to grant migrant workers more rights

Posted by jaypee 59 days ago China PR
http://english.cntv.cn —

Authorites in South China's Guangdong province has announced plans to grant household registration, or hukou as it's known, to more than 13 million migrant workers from around the country by 2020.

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New policies help migrant workers start businesses in China

Posted by jaypee 61 days ago China PR
http://english.cntv.cn —

By the end of 2014, there were 270 million rural laborers working in Chinese cities. It's thought that around 2 million of them have since returned home. But instead of returning to the fields, many are choosing to start their own businesses. We went to central China's Henan Province to see how the local government is supporting rural enterprise.

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Hong Kong employment agency fined for overcharging foreign domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 61 days ago Hong Kong SAR

The licensee of an employment agency discovered to be overcharging foreign domestic workers was fined HKD10,000 at the Eastern Magistrates' Courts on Friday.

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Ministry backs allowing migrant workers to stay longer

Posted by jaypee 135 days ago Taiwan
http://www.chinapost.com.tw —

TAIPEI--Taiwan's Ministry of Labor (MOL) has voiced its support for a proposal by lawmakers to increase the total number of years foreign nationals can work in Taiwan, but only on the condition that such an extension will not affect job opportunities for local residents.

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Number of Filipino domestic workers in HK at all-time high

Posted by jaypee 140 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.rappler.com —

HONG KONG – The number of Filipinos working as domestic helpers in Hong Kong reached a record high over the past year, as the host government appears to have failed to get Myanmar to fill part of the demand.

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