New labor activists emerge from China's migrant workers amid explosion of strikes and protests

April 6, 2015 1:10 PM

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New labor activists emerge from China's migrant workers amid explosion of strikes and protests

In this March 27, 2015 photo, Chinese labor leader Ji Jiansheng stands in a parking lot in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong Province. Ji was fired from his job at a golf equipment plant in 2014, several months after he and other workers' representatives led a successful two-day strike, and since then he has lived off of odd jobs while keeping his activism secret from his family. (AP Photo/Didi Tang) (The Associated Press)

In this March 27, 2015 photo, Chinese labor leader Qi Jianguang sits in a restaurant in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong Province. In 2014, Qi, then 26, was the youngest of 13 representatives chosen by his fellow workers at a golf equipment plant to negotiate with management during a labor dis...

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