Two sit-ins occurred at financial services companies on 18 April, one in Beijing, the other in Shanghai, after employees had gone several months without pay.
Workers at 100kedai.com occupied their company’s Beijing office for several days and held a demonstration demanding payment of wage arrears (photo above). The company claimed to be involved in wealth management, e-commerce and consulting, however, its website is currently unreachable. Workers at Shanghai Oculus Financial meanwhile protested at the office building of its partner the Kuailu Group demanding three months of unpaid wages. Kuailu, a media investment company, was recently caught up in a major box office fraud related to the film Ip Man 3.