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Rioting Chinese Steel Workers Kill Boss Over Layoffs

Date: July 27, 2009
Author: Frederik Balfour Ph.D.
QUOTE: Some 30,000 angry Chinese workers staged a riot at a steel factory in China that resulted in its boss getting beaten to death, underscoring just how quickly economic problems can stoke social unrest....China’s communist leaders are obsessed with keeping social unrest under control, but the frenetic pace of economic transformation in the country often sparks uprisings.

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