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Production resumes in S China toy factory which was scene of deadly brawl

2009-07-07 21:13 BJT

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SHAOGUAN, Guangdong, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Production has resumed in the toy factory in south China's Guangdong Province where two Uygurs were killed in a brawl, according to local sources on Tuesday.

Xinjiang employees smile while working at Xuri toy factory in Shaoguan City, south China's Guangdong Province, July 7, 2009. More than 700 Xinjiang workers went back to work here on Tuesday after renovation of workshop, dormitory and dining-room. Their work had to be suspended after the fight between Uygur and Han ethnic workers at the toy factory on June 26. (Xinhua/Zhou Wenjie)
Xinjiang employees smile while working at Xuri toy factory in Shaoguan 
City, south China's Guangdong Province, July 7, 2009. More than 700 
Xinjiang workers went back to work here on Tuesday after renovation of
workshop, dormitory and dining-room. Their work had to be suspended 
after the fight between Uygur and Han ethnic workers at the toy factory
on June 26. (Xinhua/Zhou Wenjie)

About 16,000 of the 18,000 workers at the Xuri Toy Factory in Shaoguan of Guangdong have returned to work by Tuesday, including more than 700 workers from the northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

A dispute among factory workers led to a fight involving hundreds of people on the morning of June 26, leaving two dead and118 injured.

Jin Ling, a female worker with the factory from Nanchang of east China's Jiangxi province, left the factory on June 27 but returned the next day.

"When I came back, I found the production line was open but many workers were absent," she recalled. On that day, only about 3,000 workers went to work.