International Support For Yue Yuen Shoe Factory Strike
The Dongguan Yue Yuen Shoe Factory strike has continued
for three weeks, attracting international attention.
On April 24, several labor groups in different countries and
areas called the head office, Taiwan Pou Chen Group to say
Yue Yuan shoe factory had to respond to strikers’ demands.
They also requested that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)
stop the violent crackdown and release detained workers.
According to reports, many activist groups from Taiwan,
Hong Kong, Australia and the U.S. have shown solidarity.
Cao Shunli Finally Nominated For International Human
On April 23, the late renowned Chinese activist Cao Shunli
was selected as one of the three Final Nominees for the
2014 Martin Ennals Award.
This award is known as the Nobel Prize for Human Rights.
The judges come from ten international human rights
organizations such as Amnesty International and Human
This award mainly cites those activists who have devoted
themselves to the cause of human rights even when facing
great personal risk.
The jury will select an award winner from three finalists in
2014 and the awards ceremony will be held on October 7
Zhejiang Police Escalate Reprisals on Christian Church.
The two week remediation of Christian Churches reversed
on April 24 and several were suddenly surrounded by police.
Hundreds of armed assault police demolished the cross of
Zhoushan Baiquan Christian Church at 6am and took the
church director away.
One church in Pingyang County, which was nearly built was
burned to the ground. The curator was also beaten by police.
There are still four thousand Catholics gathered at Yongjia
County Sanjiang Chruch to prevent its forced demolishion.
Villagers’ Protest at Crematorium Construction Stopped.
Guangxi Lu Chuan County’s plans to build a local crematorium
at the living water source were strongly opposed by locals.
On April 23, nearly 2,000 villagers in Siliang village marched
to protest and were repressed by hundreds of police.
Some protestors were injured, 13 people were arrested.