Details of Steel Executive’s Death Emerge


The beating death of a steel company executive during a riot at state-owned Tonghua Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. on July 24 in Jilin Province has been widely blamed on workers protesting a company restructuring.

Now, interviews by Caijing have shed more light on the death of Tonghua’s general manager, Chen Guojun, and events that led to the tragedy.

Chen, 39, had been deputy general manager before rising to general manager the day he died, taking over the post from Sun Yubin, a veteran at Tonghua’s parent, Tonghua Iron & Steel Group.


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