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Officials deny link between lack of growth, cheap labor

Posted by jacobo 163 days ago Taiwan
http://www.taipeitimes.com —

Government officials yesterday dismissed a media report that linked a lack of growth in wages to the increasing use by manufacturers of cheaper migrant workers.

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ILO could dispatch inspection team to South Korea

Posted by jacobo 143 days ago Republic of Korea
http://english.hani.co.kr —

The director-general of the International Labour Organization (ILO) suggested an inspection team may be sent to South Korea to examine the labor rights situation.

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IOM leads anti-human trafficking drive

Posted by jacobo 143 days ago Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
http://www.koreaherald.com —

In late January, shock and disbelief swept through the country as two people with disabilities were rescued from a salt farm on a remote southwestern island after years of forced labor, sleep deprivation, confinement and beatings.

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China’s migrant workers don’t want to live in jobless cities

Posted by jacobo 146 days ago China PR
http://www.chinaeconomicreview.com —

Senior Chinese leaders envisage an urban future in which tens of millions of rural dwellers move to towns and cities and turn them into big consumption engines. But this vision of development is at risk.

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15 North Korean nationals arrested for illegal entry

Posted by jacobo 142 days ago Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
http://www.pattayamail.com —

CHIANG RAI, 9 June 2014  - Chiang Rai provincial marines have detained 15 North Korean nationals for illegal entry after they crossed the Mekong on a boat from the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

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Defectors out of Laos detained by Thai police

Posted by jacobo 141 days ago Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com —

More than a dozen North Korean defectors were detained by police in Thailand Sunday, according to various media reports, en route to a third country where they could seek asylum, probably South Korea.

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Japan opens up to foreign workers due to labour shortage

Posted by jacobo 139 days ago Japan
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au —

Construction is booming and Abe-nomics is feeding into higher growth. Japan's rapidly ageing population means labour shortages are becoming acute, but a plan to fill the gaps with more temporary foreign workers is a short term solution at best.

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Short on labour, Japan expands foreign trainee scheme

Posted by jacobo 139 days ago Japan
http://www.todayonline.com —

TOKYO — Japan is both ageing and shrinking as it tries to emerge from two decades of economic stagnation.

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