A final headache for Chinese expats is that, when you move to an oppressive Western capitalist society, you encounter a working class that can throw its weight around. Europe’s toiling masses sometimes go on strike, leaving streets unswept and commuters stranded. Chinese expats find this shocking. Though there are stoppages in some factories in China, no one strikes in the public services there, says Mr So. “If they did, there would be trouble.
—“A tale of two expats.” The Economist. January 1, 2011. p. 64.