Strikes proliferate as China's working class awakens, posing challenge to authorities

April 6, 2015 6:35 AM

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Strikes proliferate as China's working class awakens, posing challenge to authorities

In this image taken from APTN video shot on March 26, 2015, Shi Jieying talks from her sickbed after she was hospitalized with heart trouble at Nanlang hospital in Zhongshan city in southern China's Guangdong Province. Timid by nature, Shi took a risk in March and joined fellow workers in a strike at her handbag factory, one of a surging number of such labor protests across China. (AP Photo/APTN) (The Associated Press)

In this March 26, 2015 photo, one of workers shows bruises which she says were caused by police as they moved to suppress a demonstration by workers two days earlier, inside the Cuiheng Handbag Factory in Nanlang township in Zhongshan city in southern China's Guangdong Province. A Nanlang government...

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