Truckers strike in China wins demand for lower fees.

Bloomerg News reported that truckers who had struck in China were granted reduced fees in an acknowledgment of their demands.

Shanghai Cuts Fees for Truckers After Strike at City’s Port, Xinhua Says
By Bloomberg News – Apr 23, 2011 3:28 AM ET

Shanghai cut fees it collects from container-truck drivers to encourage them to resume work following a strike in China’s busiest port city, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

The city administration also abolished non-standard levies, the news agency reported citing an unidentified government spokesman. All ports in Shanghai were operating normally, according to the report.

Truck drivers blocked a dockyard on April 20 and smashed the windows of trucks whose drivers refused to take part in the demonstration, the Associated Press reported. Protests in the city come as the government of the world’s second-largest economy tries to cool inflation which accelerated last month to the fastest pace since July 2008.

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For background on the strike see Truckers protest again over costs in China from the Associated Press.

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