Guess what else has been happening in the wider Chongqing area.
Order was being restored Wednesday after thousands of people clashed with police in a district of Chongqing that is struggling economically, a local official said.
The incident began at the same time late Tuesday when state media announced the purge of Bo Xilai, former party chief of the mega-industrial city, from the party’s ruling circle, and the arrest of his wife, Gu Kailai, who is suspected of involvement in a murder case.
The Chongqing official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said there was no connection between the two events. But the incident reflects the challenges local governments face as three decades of rapid economic expansion have left uneven growth.
The riot happened after an administrative merger between Wansheng and a neighbouring district, which resulted in reductions in public sector pay and general welfare benefits, including pensions. These are usually set locally in China, as they will be in Britain if the government gets it's way over local pay scales. I wonder if we'll get the same response.