Report: Japan Car Giants To Slash China Production

Japanese newspaper Nikkei reported Monday that carmakers Toyota, Nissan and Honda will cut production in China by about half, a sign of the economic fallout from the ongoing diplomatic dispute between Japan and China, though...

As China Aids Labor, Unrest Is Still Rising

From the New York Times: On a hot morning in late May, while some 2,000 workers at a Honda parts factory were striking in China’s south, 100 irate employees at a hotel in the heart of the capital staged their own protest. The...

Supplier Strike Halts Toyota Plant in China

A Tianjin Toyota plant has been idled after a strike at one of its supplier factories. From the Wall Street Journal: Toyota Motor Corp. suspended production at an assembly plant in China on Friday because of a strike at a...

Technology Aiding Labor in China (Updated)

In the New York Times, David Barboza and Keith Bradsher write about the role of technology in the Honda Lock factory strike: It is labor revolt by text message and video upload, underwritten by the Chinese government. On...

Labor Unrest in China Leads to Rethinking

Many workers conditionally returned to work at a Honda Lock plant on Monday. According to a New York Times article, factory workers “are threatening to go back on strike later this week if the company does not improve its...

Honda Replaces Strikers in China

From the New York Times: Factory managers began hiring a steady stream of replacement workers on Sunday, and a significant number of strikers went back to work after increases in wages and benefits, even as many others remained...

Some Return to Work for Honda Amid Strike

The New York Times has the latest on the strikes at Honda parts factories in China: Takayuki Fujii, a Honda spokesman in Beijing, said that the parts factory here in Zhongshan had resumed partial operations. But he said that he...

In China, Unrest Spreads as More Workers Rally

From the Washington Post: In Zhangshan, in southeastern China, about 1,700 workers at a Honda Lock factory, which makes locks and keys for Honda Motors, staged an unusual march through the city streets Friday morning, according...

Labor Disputes Spread in China

The New York Times: There were fresh reports on Thursday of strikes at foreign-owned factories in at least five other cities. But all of these strikes appeared to have ended quickly as managers, faced with an acute labor...

Honda Reports Agreement in China Labor Dispute

Auto workers have ended their strike after Honda agreed to a pay raise, the New York Times reports : The Japanese automaker said the workers, who had returned to the job a few days ago pending a final deal, had accepted...

China Seeing Dawn of a Labor Movement?

As conflicting reports come out about the status of the strike at the Honda parts factory in China, many voices in the Western media are asking whether this strike and other recent events mark the beginning of an organized labor...

Unrest May Signal New Phase in China Economy

The New York Times looks at the economic implications of the strike at the Honda factory in China: Rapidly rising industrial wages are beginning to allow China’s workers to share in their country’s rising prosperity. The...



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