The number of strikes in China escalating due to the slowdown in economic growth
Date: April 9, 2015
Author: Shannon Van Sant
China is entering a phase of less rapid economic growth, and as a consequence, the labor market is weakening in both urban and rural areas, resulting in a reduction in factories’ margins. This is affecting wage levels, social insurance payments and housing funds, and has led workers to take their demands to the streets. China witnessed almost 1,400 strikes in 2014.