Ai Weiwei: Migrant Workers Treated Like Slaves

China Migrant Workers at their makeshift tent homes near a construction site in Hefei, Anhui Province

While under house arrest, Ai Weiwei the well known activist published an article on the situation of Migrants in Beijing, where they have no rights and are treated like slaves. In his post, Ai Weiwei criticizes China’s justice system, mentioning attempts by authorities to force him to emigrate.

On the 17 August, I wrote here that China doesn’t treat Migrant Workers children any better, closing and demolishing their schools, Beijing has abandoned thousands of innocent children.

Rest here from Asia News

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China Finally Discloses Charges Against Ai Weiwei

China Official List of People to Beat Up –Wo Shi Laowai

Beijing finally disclosed charges against Ai Weiwei last week, accusing him of tax evasion, over a month after his abduction from the Beijing Intl Airport.

Ai’s arrest has drawn international attention, while art and cultural groups around the world, have held exhibitions to draw attention to his case.

More here from Epoch Times

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Guilty by Association –China Digital Times

Amnesty Annual Report 2011–China –Status of Chinese People

China Police Detain Female Petitioner, Strips Off Her Clothes Leaving Her Naked In Front Of Her Children To Intimidate Others


China, Tiananmen Square: A Petitioner detained by Police sits in a van. Authorities have clamped down on dissent, rounding up human rights and democracy activists.

On the 13 April, I wrote here that Qiang Wei, a 21 year old former art student of Ai Weiwei who disappeared in Beijing, was sentenced by the Chinese Communist Party to 2 years in a reeducation labor camp for participating in pro-democracy Jasmine Revolution protests in February.

For Xu Jincui, it was horrifying when Police ripped off her clothes in front of her children and left her naked during her visit to the State Bureau of Letters and Calls but the humiliation did not stop there as the local division of the Bureau, shamelessly used her experience to intimidate other petitioners.

Such conduct is now a tool used to detain those seeking justice and achieve so called “Social Stability” in China.

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Related: Two Journalists Missing, Feared Detained –China Digital Times

Qiang Wei, China Democracy Activist Receives 2 Year Sentence


Hong Kong Student at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Taiwan, Taipei protesting China’s Detention of pro-Democracy Activists.

Qiang Wei, a 21 yr old former art student of Ai Weiwei who disappeared in Beijing, was sentenced by the Chinese Communist Party to two years in a reeducation labor camp for participating in pro-Democracy Jasmine Revolution protests in February.

More here from Guardian UK

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