Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Chinese show how it's really done
While P'yŏngtaekers get into a war of words over the sometimes violent strike going on over the closure and/or bankruptcy of the Ssangyong* Motors plant, they've got nothing on the Chinese.
When an executive from the private company taking over a state-owned steel factory announced to a throng of workers that they would be laying off thirty thousand people, what did the crowd do? They killed him.
Beat him to death, in fact, and blocked ambulances from saving him. They dispersed only when promised the sale would not go through. People's Republic, indeed.
* Here's a cost-cutting idea: save 10% on logos and car name plates by dropping one of the S's. Non-Korean speakers would wonder just how the hell to pronounce that anyway.