Alexandra Harney

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China's incredible shrinking factories

| Apr 17, 2015

China's incredible shrinking factories

Eight years ago, Pascal Lighting employed about 2,000 workers on a leafy campus in southern China. Today, the Taiwanese light manufacturer has winnowed its workforce to just 200 and leased most of its space to other companies: lamp workshops, a mobile phone-maker, a logistics ...

Managers in China stoking labor activism

Jun 1, 2014

Managers in China stoking labor activism

Behind China’s biggest strike in decades last month was a new player in Chinese labor activism: management. A previously unpublished account from inside the strike at Taiwanese shoe manufacturer Yue Yuen obtained by Reuters shows that supervisors were the first to challenge senior plant ...