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World Journal: Strikes Spread in Mainland China

On June 9, 2010, reprinted an article from the World Journal ( pointing out that the current trend of strikes in China from the Pearl River Delta to the Yangtze River Delta makes the government worried about the safety of the World Expo in Shanghai.

On June 8, 2010, workers from “Foshan Fengfu Autoparts Co.,Ltd” in Guangdong Province refused to work and requested higher wages. The strike participants revealed that a regular auto parts worker only makes around 1300 yuan per month (around 190 U.S. dollars).

On June 7, 2010, workers of KOK Shu-Yuan Machinery Enterprise (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. in Jiangsu Province had a conflict with the police due to a strike for higher wages. On the same day, another factory’s workers in Jiangxi smashed the factory equipment and blocked the roads protesting the company guard’s violence.

Source: World Journal, June 9, 2010