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Brian Hioe

The Ansteel Strike in Guangzhou and Continued Attempts by the Chinese State to Crack Down on Labor

In a year which has seen much labor militancy, a labor strike at a Guangzhou steel factory involving reportedly more than 2,000 workers has captured much attention. The strike lasted seven days, with some partial victories. Workers were demonstrating against pay cuts, lay-offs, and the introduction of a performance-based payment system.