PARTNERS IN RESEARCH AND KNOWLEDGE
The LeidenAsiaCentre generates academic knowledge on modern Asia for societal applications in the Netherlands through various projects.
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ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
In cooperation with societal partners we organise many different activities and events on current affairs regarding Asia and the Netherlands, as well as conferences and meetings on our projects.
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Our research projects often lead to publications in both academic journals and the media. In addition, we publish our own books under the LeidenAsiaCentre Press.
Op 1 december gaf Prof. Dr Frank Pieke een interview bij NPO Radio 1 om meer te vertellen impact van Chinese investeringen in Nederland en Europa. Het rapport over dit onderwerp zal 12 december om 15:00 online komen op leidenasiacentre.nl/publicaties
U kunt hier het radio fragment terugluisteren: https://www.nporadio1.nl/argos/onderwerpen/481925-chinese-investeringen
Op vrijdag 9 november werd het rapport over de rol van China met betrekking tot onderzoeks- en onderwijssamenwerkingen gepubliceerd. Op 3 november was Dr. Ingrid D’Hooghe te beluisteren in de uitzending van NPO radio 1. De gehele uitzending gaat over de rol van China. Het live-interview met Ingrid D’Hooghe is in het laatste deel van de uitzending. https://www.nporadio1.nl/argos/onderwerpen/478011-wetenschappers-als-spionnen
At the beginning of November 2018, a North Korean worker filed a complaint at the Dutch prosecution office. The complaint was filed against a Dutch shipbuilding company for ‘profiting from labour exploitation’. The exploitation by the Dutch company happened at a Polish shipyard.
The project team ‘Slaves to the System’ led by Prof. Dr. Remco Breuker issued reports in July 2016 and February 2018 on North Korean overseas forced labour. According to the research presented in February 2018, they suggested that the Dutch companies are responsible for the poor working conditions under which the North Koreans had to work. Under Dutch law, companies can face prosecution if they profit from labour exploitation, even if it happened in another country.
It is the first time that a Dutch company has been charged with exploitation abroad. The North Korean labourer made 12-hour working days under unsafe conditions. In addition, the worker received less than half the salary in comparison with Polish workers. A large part of his earned salary went to the North Korean regime.
Link news articles:
the Washington Post – North Korean files slavery complaint in Netherlands
There will be refreshments served after question time.
This event is primarily for LIAS staff. If you are not a LIAS staffmember, but still want to join: please contact sprangers[@]leidenasiacentre.nl