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Work stoppages and strikes in China are becoming more frequent as employees use industrial action to demand negotiations with management over a variety of issues. In many instances, industrial action is sparked by demands related to compensation. However, employees are increasingly using industrial action as leverage to negotiate a wider range of issues. For example, following the recent announcement that India’s Apollo Tyres would acquire Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, the employees at Cooper’s subsidiary in China went on strike. The action was largely due to the fact that they didn’t want to work for an Indian company.