In China, the government has detained hundreds of labor activists that have been accused of pushing for change in the current labor system. The media has stated that these workers are encouraging strikes and disrupting the country's social order. Critics of these practices claim that these activists will be denied a fair trial. As manufacturing in China slows, the number of labor disputes continues to rise. The advocacy group China Labour Bulletin reported that 59 strikes happened in China's large manufacturing city Guangdong just in November alone.