Blood on the Hands at a Bleeding Steel Mill

From Caijing Magazine: Time seems to stand still in Tonghua, a gritty factory city in an isolated corner of Jilin Province, near the Chinese-North Korean border. Bypassed by highways, an antiquated railway is the city’s...

Bowing to Protests, China Halts Sale of Steel Mill

Following protests in which workers took a government official hostage, managers of a steel plant in Henan have canceled plans to privatize. From the New York Times: The protests, in Henan Province in central China, were the...

Details of Steel Executive’s Death Emerge

From 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...

Rust-Belt Rumblings

After irate workers beat a company manager to death in riots at a steel plant in Tonghua, Jilin, a planned merger for the firm has been scrapped. From Straits Times: Last Friday, privately-owned firm Jianlong Heavy Machinery was...

One Killed in China Steel Riot

The BBC reports that workers beat a manager to death during the riot at a steel plant in Tonghua: About 100 people were hurt in violence in the north-eastern city of Tonghua after workers heard that Jianlong Steel would buy a...

Report: 30,000 China Steelworkers In Deadly Clash

From AP: Some 30,000 Chinese steelworkers clashed with police in a protest over plans to merge their mill with another company and beat the company’s general manager to death, a human rights monitor said Saturday. Several...



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