Workers' struggles in China (January 2010)

Summaries and links to news reports of workers' struggles around China in the first month of the decade (as of the 16th of January).

Listed by date, most recent first.

15th:
Workers striking over unpaid wages in Suzhou, Jiangsu province smashed vehicles and blocked roads.
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/01/workers-riot-in-suzhou/
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2010-01/16/content_12818239.htm

14th:
Protest over a death during a forced land eviction in Pizhou, Jiangsu province.
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/ns_china/2010-01-14/579418798645.html
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hRJuaepCQ6utgV1PUlMyuqBjVihg
Farmers blocked a highway in a separate land seizure protest in Henan Province.
http://www.tibetanreview.net/news.php?cat=2&&id=5363
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2010-01/15/content_12811595.htm
http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&ct2=us%2F0_0_s_8_0_t&usg=AFQjCNF2kU3mwuuEfZTcOtjaiDK0zfDB4w&cid=17593693760582&ei=rYlRS6jdIsGBkQW0xcv9Ag&rt=SEARCH&vm=STANDARD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.xinhuanet.com%2Fenglish%2F2010-01%2F15%2Fcontent_12811595.htm
Meanwhile police fired on residents resisting forced seizures of their homes in Longyatun town, Guangxi province.
http://www.australiannews.net/story/588751
http://www.speroforum.com/site/article.asp?id=25527&t=China%3A+++Guangxi%3A+police+fires+into+a+crowd+of+protesters+defending+their+homes
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5id8oGUKlbz6dfsIOv8AxOY101hxg

11th:
Petitioners sent to "black jails".
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/01/chinas-black-jails-shove-complaints-into-the-dark/
Think tank warns of growing gap between rich and poor.
http://chinaworker.info/en/content/news/942/
Infoshop.org article on China.
http://news.infoshop.org/article.php?story=2010china-struggles

7th:
Villagers in Guangdong province clash with police over a land dispute.
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/28064/
Also in Guangdong, migrant workers in Foshan clashed with police during a protest against changes in the pension fund.
http://china.globaltimes.cn/society/2010-01/496804.html
Chinese internet support for protests in Iran.
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/01/chinese-cyber-activists-lend-support-to-democracy-activists-in-iran/
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/01/chinese-activists-to-opposition-go-iranian-friends-go/

6th:
Article on the situation of migrant workers.
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/27544/

5th:
Leading dissident jailed.
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/jan2010/chin-j05.shtml

4th:
Authorities have blamed one of last year's riots on gang activity.
http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-45138020100104

And as I didn't make any posts for December, here are a few reports from that month.

Reports from China Labour Bulletin:

Labour disputes continue to escalate in Beijing
Trade union recommended sacking sexual harassment victim

Reports from China Worker:
China: Strike by 3,000 women workers(November) - another strike at a Triumph factory, this one in China