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Thousands of Foxconn workers clash with security guards in China

September 25, 2012

Full Article at http://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/sep2012/foxn-s25.shtml

By John Chan

Taiwan-based Foxconn, the world’s largest outsourcing electronics manufacturer, had to suspend production at one of its major facilities, in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan, on Monday following a protest during which 2,000 assembly line workers clashed with 1,500 security guards.

The unrest is another sign of the rising social tensions in China, where the economy is slowing sharply due to the deepening slump in the major Western markets, threatening to fuel major working class confrontations with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regime.

There have been a growing number of strikes in China in line with emerging movements of the working class around the world, including the struggles by South African platinum miners, the strike by Chicago teachers against the Obama administration and the ongoing protests opposing austerity by workers in Europe.

Full Article at http://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/sep2012/foxn-s25.shtml

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