Specialty Medical Supplies

U.S. businessman Chip Starnes, who has been held hostage for six days over a wage dispute, is confronted by an angry worker during a briefing at his Specialty Medical Supplies business in Huairou, Beijing on June 26, 2013. (credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

American Boss Held Hostage By Employees For Week To Rehire Some Of Those Workers

An American boss detained nearly a week by his company’s Chinese workers left the Beijing factory Thursday after he and a union representative said the two sides reached agreement in a pay dispute.


File photo of a Chinese factory plant. (credit: TEH ENG KOON/AFP/Getty Images)

‘I Feel Like A Trapped Animal’: US Executive Held Hostage For Days At Beijing Medical Supply Plant

An American executive said Monday he has been held hostage for four days at his medical supply plant in Beijing by scores of workers demanding severance packages like those given to 30 co-workers in a phased-out department.


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