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Unpaid Chinese Coal Miners in Heilongjiang Stage Protests

Days of protests by coal miners in northeastern China’s Heilongjiang province has forced a top official to issue an apology over unpaid wages. The dispute is one small example of the tough challenges China faces as it seeks to shed overcapacity and transition labor away from state-owned enterprises, analysts say. The protests reached a boiling point over the weekend after thousands of unpaid workers in Shuangyashan packed the city’s streets and blocked the railway in protest of what...

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