Retired Workers Protest Low Pension

China News Digest, 23 January 2002

[CND, 01/23/02] Thousands of retired state-owned enterprise workers protested the government paid low pension in China's central Henan province, Reuters reported, quoting the US-based China Labor Watch.

According to the rights group, protesters on Monday blocked the major streets in downtown of Luoyang, the provincial capital. They halted traffic for a few hours.

The protesters were complaining about pay increases for government employees, while most of them live with a 400-yuan per month pension. (Dong LIU)