Unease in ‘Happy Guangdong’


ZENGCHENG, China—This was supposed to be the debut year of “Happy Guangdong“—
a slogan coined by the high-flying provincial Communist Party chief in this southern export powerhouse.

But a disturbingly different image emerged this week after migrant workers attacked government
buildings and overturned police cars in Guangdong’s jeans-making hub of Zengcheng and the
ceramics center of Chaozhou, two of the latest incidents in a spate of similar outbursts across
China over the last month

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