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Q: Do you know of any strikes since you have been in China?

Yesterday on my way to work I found that there were no taxis on the road

So after being shouted at in Chinese by my breakfast vendor 

I took a bus to work

Later I found out that the taxis are on strike due to Uber or a Chinese Uber

I would not like to imagine what would have happened to the drivers 

20 years ago.

It seems the same destructive creativity has hit China that is going round the world.

 

 

1 year 28 weeks ago in  Transport & Travel - Suzhou

 
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I've seen a taxi strike and heard of a few teacher strikes, factories too. I don't think they're as uncommon as people might think.

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I've seen a taxi strike and heard of a few teacher strikes, factories too. I don't think they're as uncommon as people might think.

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It's just weird - where have they all gone?

where do taxis go when they're on strike?

 

 

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"It seems the same destructive creativity has hit China that is going round the world."

 

What does this have to do with creativity? Strikes are why we (real foreigners from developed countries) don't have to work like slaves and have workers rights. Does it sometimes go too far, yes but life is better with it than the alternative. Taxi drivers can always get away with more because the pay into the local government budgets. They hate the fact that with Uber or didi it has become almost impossible to rip off passengers. Local governments back them because Didi and Uber don't pay money to the government but they are great for commuters. 

Davo, are you daft (as the brits say)? They simply don't go to work. Protesting would get them jailed. Recently there've been a lot of protests and strikes in China, they don't get covered and there're mainly to do with unpaid wages or extremely low wages.

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According to this map

 

http://maps.clb.org.hk/strikes/en

 

there are hundreds of strikes each month. 

 

Some years ago there was actually a group of displaced farmers that where very persistent in sitting with banners for months because they have had their land taken away from them. 

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China has hundreds of sizeable strikes and protests every month but most get unreported/censored by local authorities.

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There are so many strikes in China today, it is not considered 'news worthy." 

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It seems every time I take a flight, either the pilots or the air traffic control people are on strike! Often lasts only a few hours, then they go back to work - so more like rolling stoppages. Especially happens when there's been a bit of rain.

 

 

 

 

What?? What do you mean "that's not a strike".

 

You're not suggesting that it's purely because of incompetence that all those flights are delayed - are you??? Planes in the rest of the world aren't scared of a little rain....

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-06-01/what-happens-when-thousands-chi...

 

Ride-hailing services such as Uber and Didi are a deflationary, VC-funded blessing and convenience to consumers (and lately, to Goldman Sachs). But to cab drivers, the services provided by the Ubers and Didis of the world are a mortal threat: in the past we have seen troubling images from many corners around the world, most notably Europe, when the taxi industry, threatened by the new service, take arms - in some cases literally - against ride-hailing apps.

But in this latest example from the central Chinese city of Xi’an, courtesy of Tech In Asia, we see what happens when thousands of Chinese cab drivers take aim at consumer convenience. As you can see in the images below (which come via some Xi’an-based Sina Weibo users), taxi drivers congregated in a central area near the city’s ancient bell tower and made themselves into a massive traffic jam.

 

The protest apparently ended the way most protests in China do: with a large concentration of a different sort of car:

 

 

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