CHINA: Strike in Chinese Electronics Factory Over New Contracts

Radio Free Asia,2013/11/13

More than 2,000 workers at a Japanese-owned electronics factory in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong entered the sixth day of a strike on Wednesday, amid growing nationalistic rhetoric and anti-Japanese sentiment, sources said.

Workers at the Dongguan Zhangmutou Towada Electronics Factory are demanding compensation they say is owed to them by factory management, but have also unleashed their anger on government officials working for a resolution of the dispute.

Photos of banners and posters bearing slogans like “Chinese traitors” and “The Diaoyu Islands are ours,” in a reference to a disputed chain of islands in the East China sea known in Japan as the Senkaku, were posted online in recent days, as were calls to “compensate the workers, protect their rights.”….(…)

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