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Truck driver protests censored

Last week on Friday, Chinese truck drivers began a nationwide protest about a variety of grievances, including traffic laws, cutthroat competition caused by Uber-like online contracting services, high gas prices, and stagnant wages.


Correction 6/14/18: We originally reported that “video of truck drivers shouting ‘Down with the Communist Party’ (打倒共产党 dǎdǎo gòngchǎndǎng) has been circulating on Twitter and overseas dissident websites (in Chinese).” But It seems the truck drivers are not suicidal after all: China Labor Bulletin tweeted:  “Upon careful listening, the truck drivers seem to be shouting ‘Down with Huo Che Bang!’ [打到货车帮 dǎdào huòchē bāng] referring to an online platform which they argue monopolised the long haul cargo market.” Huo Che Bang means “Truck Gang” — their website is here (in Chinese).