Strikes common across all sectors in China

The latest mapping of the number of strikes and industrial actions in China confirms that while workers in the construction sector are the ones most likely to take action, workers in the retail and service sectors are also continuing to flex their industrial muscle. Within this industrial political landscape, the environment for workers can vary with gains in one sector offset by repression in other struggles. Nevertheless, the continuing integration of the Chinese economy into the global economy continues to shape the influences and pressures on Chinese workers.