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27 July 2006

Chinese Workers Protest at Factory Making Toys for McDonald’s

Author: Jim Yardley, New York Times

A violent protest erupted last weekend at a factory in southern China that makes toys for McDonald’s and other international companies, a rights group said Thursday... The factory is owned by the Merton Company... Merton’s Web site lists Disney and...

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27 July 2006

Labor rights group reports riot at China factory producing toys for McDonald's

Author: AFX News/XFN-Asia

More than 1,000 workers rioted over poor working conditions at a factory in southern China which produces toys for McDonald's and other firms, a US labor rights group said. The incident began on Saturday last week when workers at the Hengli Factory in...

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31 July 2006

McDonald's, Mattel Dispute Allegations About Chinese Plant

Author: Andrew Batson, Wall Street Journal

McDonald's Corp. and Mattel Inc. said they have been investigating an outbreak of violence last week at a Chinese factory that supplies them with toys but haven't found evidence that the incident was a result of poor treatment of workers. The...

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2 August 2006

Hong Kong Disneyland: lab reports on water quality not for public scrutiny [China]

Author: Apple Daily [Hong Kong, China]

[Original article in Chinese. Title translation, and following summary of the article's key points, provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.]...

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29 August 2006

Chinese producers ‘give inadequate risk data’

Author: Tom Mitchell, Financial Times

The Hong Kong-based Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia (Asria) conducted a detailed review of the prospectuses of 24 manufacturing companies that listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange last year...[n]oting that IPO...

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4 September 2006

Hong Kong Disney dancers sacked for sexual antics

Author: Deutsche Presse-Argentur

Four male dancers have been sacked at Hong Kong Disneyland after naked antics in their dressing room were caught on video and circulated among staff, the theme park confirmed Monday...The incident, according to theme-park insiders, involved one of the...

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7 September 2006

Disney's first year revenue more than HK$150 million [China]

Author: Apple Daily [Hong Kong, China]

[Original article in Chinese. Title translation, and following summary of the article's key points, provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.]...

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10 September 2006

Survey shows Disney suppliers in southern China underpay, overwork employees

Author: Associated Press

The report by the Hong Kong-based Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior, or SACOM, investigated the Huangxing light manufacturing and Qisheng candle factories [also known as Chai Seng Candle Factory] in Shenzhen and the Jianlong toy...

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10 September 2006

[PDF] In Search of Disney's Conscience [China] [Article in Chinese]

Author: Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM)

[Original article in Chinese. Title translation, and following summary of the article's key points, provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.]...

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11 September 2006

Group slams Disney over labor abuses in factories [China]

Author: Wendy Leung, Standard [Hong Kong. China]

Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior, or SACOM, accused three factories in the province [Guangzhou] of gross violation of mainland labor laws...It said the workers, besides being underpaid and forced to work overtime, were also not...

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