Email By Tracey Shelton and Jason Fang Updated February 16, 2019 07:00:15 Photo: Construction workers stood on the rooftop of their former employer in a protest over unpaid wages. (Weibo: nongmingongtaoxinlicheng) Related Story: China splurges $500m on broadcasting state media in Australia, asks us to ‘see the difference’ Related Story: Tiananmen Square anniversary: A look back at events through the eyes of different generations Related Story: Xi Jinping warns against ‘black swans’ and ‘grey rhinos’ amid economic slowdown Related Story: China opens the debt taps again as economic growth slows to multi-decade lows Related Story: Ghost cities, shadow banks, and empty airports: Inside China’s looming great wall of debt Map: China 阅读中文版本 On Christmas eve, a group of construction workers stood on the edge of the roof of their former employer’s building in Times Square in southern Dongguan City in a dramatic demand for nearly $20,000 in unpaid wages. Key points:1,700 worker protests were recorded in 2018, up from 1,250 the previous yearAround 80 per cent of last year’s protests were over unpaid wagesFactory relocation has reduced the number of jobs in Dongguan by 4-5 million The construction company owner had disappeared, and the workers were desperate to receive their… Read full this story
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