SHANGHAI – The rash of labors strikes to hit China’s auto industry so far are not persuading auto makers or suppliers to scale back their expansion plans. However, the long-term lessons are clear: China no longer is a bargain-basement labor market of placid workers. And the situation likely will get tougher, especially for foreign companies. Even companies that have not faced labor disputes could find themselves pressed to raise wages. China's labor costs steadily have been rising at ...

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