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Honda pins blame for China strikes on managers

Honda president Takanobu Ito on Wednesday placed blame for a series of disruptive strikes in China on managers at the company’s China subsidiary, the Financial Times reported.

The strikes set back Honda production in China by nearly 20,000 vehicles, and the ensuing wage rises Honda was forced to promise to resume production further cut into margins.

Some have blamed Honda’s management culture for aggravating the problems, including an alleged unwillingness to promote Chinese managers.

(Source: Jakarta Globe)