BEIJING — Some 1,500 automotive workers block traffic in the western city of Chengdu in protest over corporate corruption and failure to pay the workers' stipends, reports say. This is the latest in a series of workers' protests to spring up around China. Workers are blocking roads and demanding stipends and pensions from companies that claim not to have sufficient funds to make the payments. This is not the first automotive industry protest. Many of the small automakers have lost state ...

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