A weekly look at globalization, education, economic development, human rights and more.
Human Rights Watch says decades of progress on human rights are at stake because of China — we hear from the NGO's executive director who was barred from entering Hong Kong. Critical voices are silenced in Morocco where 15 journalists, bloggers, rappers and social media users have been arrested. And unwanted immigrants in Japan who have been denied asylum end up in prolonged detention.
China is carrying out its most intense attack on the global system for enforcing human rights, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report released this week. In the latest turn of events, HRW's Executive Director Kenneth Roth was denied entry to Hong Kong where he was due to present the report's findings. Kenneth Roth, has China actually helped make your point by denying you entry to Hong Kong?
The collapse of the Rana Plaza building just outside of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka in 2013 was the garment industry's deadliest recorded incident and put pressure on global brands to improve factory conditions. How safe are Bangladesh's textile factories these days? Can automation help make them safer or will machines take away workers' jobs?
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