Chinese workers don’t win every battle for better working conditions. But they’re not going to give up.
Today marks the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. The crackdown on pro-democracy protesters on June 4, 1989, killed hundreds. While the topic is taboo in China, social media is changing the way the country commemorates this day. Helen Gao and David Wertime join Josh to discuss.
The Party has devised a formula for survival based on the lessons from the Tiananmen experience: Prevent large-scale protests, avoid public leadership splits and keep the military loyal to the Party.
In China, exports have hit a wall, with tens of thousands of small manufacturing companies closing their doors, throwing millions of migrant workers out of work. Is China ready to explode?