Excellent graph (and site) showing the hot (and cold) spots for labor unrest in China (h/t Shanghaiist). I studied the graph for quite a while trying to determine some lesson for where foreign businesses should locate in China, but have to admit I have no great pearls of wisdom on this point.
Guangdong seems to be the focus of many disputes, but since it is also the location of so many factories, it does not seem all that disproportionate. Shandong Province (Qingdao, Jinan, etc.) also seems to fare particularly well in terms of there having been so few disputes there.
Would love to get some more analysis of this as I have to think there is more to be learned from this map than what just the above. Any ideas anyone?