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Chinese workers hit boiling point over lost wages and layoffs

From migrant laborers to soccer players, employers face unrest

Workers leave a construction site at the end of their shift in Beijing. The construction industry, which employs large numbers of migrant workers, is among sectors that have seen more labor disputes recently.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI -- Laborers from Qiantu Motor sat patiently in the company's lobby, waiting from one of the executives to walk through on the way to their office.

When they spotted an executive from the four-year-old electric vehicle maker, the workers would shout, asking when they would get the wages that were owed to them.

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