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Hike in strikes: Industries no longer pay wages
The China Labour Bulletin publishes data relating to the period before the Chinese New Year. A record (negative) amounting to 1,050 protests in just over two months. In 2015 there were 2,774 strikes. The entrepreneurs in the construction industry are the worst, followed by those in the manufacturing and mining. Guangdong freezes wages for the next two years.
Migrant worker blows himself up because he was not paid
Han, 42, worked in 2007 but said he had not received 4,500 yuan (450 euros). The company denies the debt. Labor rights have little protection in China, and workers often take to the streets to protest or perform extreme actions.
Rising social unrest
In less than a week, two top government officials admit that Chinese society is affected by internal conflicts. Experts suggest "handling riots by trying to solve problems via dialogue instead of hard-line measures".
Migrant worker condemned to death: he killed to get his wages
A migrant worker in construction killed four men in a rage when his wages were refused him for the umpteenth time
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Officials cancel work rights conference
China, farmers defend human rights activist
Protests continue in the Chinese countryside, tension over local authority corruption increases. Every day Beijing registers between 120 and 230 social demonstrations.
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