China labor activists say facing unprecedented intimidation

January 21, 2015 5:47 PM

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GUANGZHOU (Reuters) - As China's economic growth slows, fuelling industrial unrest, independent labor advocates say they have never faced so much intimidation - and they expect it to get worse this year.

In coastal areas like Guangdong province in southern China, the slowdown and rising costs are forcing some factories to close or move inland, often without properly compensating workers.

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