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Latest Unrest in Southwest China: Hundreds of Taxi Drivers Strike

Posted by Author on November 21, 2008

By Maureen Fan, Washington Post Foreign Service, USA, Thursday, November 20, 2008

BEIJING, Nov. 19 — Civil unrest stemming from economic concerns flared in southwestern China on Wednesday as several hundred taxi drivers in Chongqing went on strike over a government plan to put more cabs on their district’s roads. The protest took place two days after rioting erupted in the impoverished northwestern province of Gansu over declining incomes and property values.

“There is so much competition from unlicensed taxis,” said Yang Zhihua, a cabdriver in Chongqing, in Sichuan province. “We call on the government to punish them severely and leave us more space for business,” he added.

On Monday, about 2,000 people rioted in Gansu’s Wudu district over plans to move the Longnan city government offices, which had been damaged in the May 12 Sichuan earthquake, to a nearby county. Fearing the move would reduce property values and threaten their livelihoods, Wudu residents protested again Tuesday, clashing violently with police and looting government offices, the Gansu Daily reported.

In both provinces, officials attributed the unrest to local disagreements or land disputes rather than to the economic slowdown. But leaders have also expressed concern about factory closings, promising to compensate many of those who have lost their jobs in the downturn……. ( More from The Washington Post)

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