Anakana Schofield – Award Winning Author of Bina, Martin John and Malarky

While we’ve been consumed with our own riot situation last week, I’ve been watching this story unroll in China the last few days: with nothing like the media attention.

The three days of violence flared in the town Xintang – a centre for garment factories – after reports circulated that a pregnant street vendor had been pushed to the ground by municipal police, sending more than 1,000 workers onto the streets.

It should be noted that Xintang is a “centre for garmet factories” and could very well be a place where the hockey shirts are manufactured.

The article mentions the requistion of land, low-level compensation, corruption, and the all round oppression of workers. It also alludes to other recent strikes.

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