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There are no official statistics on the number of strikes and worker protests in China. CLB’sStrike Mapis currently the only publicly accessible database that contains detailed information (in English and Chinese) on nearly 10,000 workers’ collective actions in China dating back to 2011.
The map is currently updated twice weekly by our staff in Hong Kong. To get the latest updates, please follow@CLBStrikeMap(English) and@bagongditu(Chinese) on Twitter and subscribe to ourmonthly newsletter, which uses Strike Map data to pinpoint the latest trends in worker activism in China.
The Strike Map is designed to help journalists, researchers and trade unionists etc. better understand the frequency and distribution of strikes as well as the characteristics of worker protests in China. To this end, CLB publishes regular news articles and features analysing recent Strike Map incidents. We also produce occasional in-depth research reports that provide a more comprehensive analysis of the data over a longer period of time and across a range of industries and professions.
For those wishing to do their own analysis or identify specific trends in worker protests, the various interactive features of the map are outlined below.
The defaultdate rangeon the map is the last six months but you can select any dates from January 2011 onwards. The results are displayed grouped by province on the map and listed chronologically in the left-hand sidebar (see screenshot below).
For more information, please visit http://www.clb.org.hk/content/introduction-china-labour-bulletin%E2%80%99s-strike-map
Historical versions of this dataset since 29 5月 2018 are available.