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Worker Strikes Have Increased in China

China Labor Bulletin, a non-government organization based in Hong Kong, reported that it has counted 140 worker strikes in China from January to May, the highest number in the past seven years. One cause was that companies, struggling with reduced orders for their products, have been unable to pay workers’ salaries or their severance pay when laying people off. Many of the strikes have taken place in China’s manufacturing centers in Guangzhou, Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang provinces.

Source: Liberty Times, June 15, 2023