WASHINGTON — An American employer, who runs a factory in northern China, has been trapped in his factory by 100 workers.
Reuters reports that Chip Starnes, president of the Florida-based Specialty Medical Supplies, said that he expects a resolution will include severance pay and other options.
This is not the first time where workers in China are upset over how they are treated. The stand-off lasted six days and hopefully will lead to Starnes’ freedom from being held captive in his factory.
A U.S. businessman held captive by about 100 workers in a Beijing factory said on Wednesday he was hopeful of a resolution to a row about pay in the next day or two, which eventually happened.
China-U.S. relations are already on the rocks as it were, and this shows the delicate nature of the economic relationship between the two countries. China has been accused to hacking U.S. government files and databases, in addition to conducting extensive corporate espionage.