Workers Strike at Electronics Factory in Weihai, Shandong

17:47 Jul 15 2011 Weihai Shandong

Workers Strike at Electronics Factory in Weihai, Shandong
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Our post on the strike by workers and interns at an electronics company in Weihai, Shandong, in mid-July, was re-tweeted nearly 300 times by weibo users on Tencent, Sina and Netease. The strike, which was related to the transfer of shifts and reduction of pay, as well as the ungrounded dismissal of a group of interns, was compared by one netizen to the tumultuous May Fourth Movement led by students in 1919. Others criticised company’s behaviour and asserted that in a socialist system, workers should be the masters. Their comments were echoed by other netizens who wrote: “Intolerance results in struggle. That is the advance of time” and “Workers should rely on themselves to protect their legitimate rights.”

However, it is important to note that far from all responses were quite this intense. The most common reaction was to see the strikes simply as everyday events, not something to get too concerned about. One netizen joked: “I was planning to visit Weihai, but now it seems wise not to go at the moment."

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