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Labor Strikes Surge in China

There are an increasing number of protests in China, driven by the country’s slowing economy labor activists say. In some cases protesters have been able to force compromises by their bosses on wages and benefits. The China Labor Bulletin - which tracks disputes - found that there were nearly 1,400 strikes in 2014, and the number of protests has risen even higher in the first two months of 2015. “We record strikes and collective work protests as and when they happen, and over the last...

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