China City Vows Crackdown On Taxi Strike Violence

From AFP:

Authorities in one of China’s biggest cities vowed on Tuesday to crack down on violence that has marked a rare strike by taxi drivers, and called for an immediate return to work.

Several thousand taxi drivers extended a strike in the urban areas of the southwest Chinese city of Chongqing, home to over five million people, after cabbies smashed taxis Monday that had continued operating.

“If these incidents occur again, the public security organs will adopt a firm attitude and take firm measures,” the website of the official Chongqing Daily quoted an unnamed city official as saying Tuesday.

“We will crack down hard on any illegal activities that impair the normal operations of taxis and we will safeguard the legal rights of operators.”

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