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Workers protests are spreading across China. The state answers with repression. A conversation with Qichang Huang, worker and socialist from China. He writes for the website

The reports available in Europe on the situation of the working class in the People’s Republic of China are quite slim. Now and again we read of protests and strikes. What do you know about this?
Protests by workers and peasants are not just due to the economic crisis. Actually, since the start of this century there has been a rising tide of ‘mass incidents’. This is government language for strikes and demonstrations. In 2006 there were over 90,000 mass incidents, but last year this rose to over 120,000. That’s over 300 per day. »»»»