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Hong Kong port strike enters seventh day

Several hundred striking Hong Kong dockworkers are refusing to back down in a weeklong pay dispute that is slowing cargo shipments at the world’s third busiest port.

Entering its seventh day on Wednesday, the dockworkers and supporters camped out on the road in front of a container terminal.

The workers are demanding a 20 percent pay raise to make up for pay cuts in past years, but subcontractors supplying labour to port operators are only offering 5 percent.

Hutchison International Terminals, controlled by Asia’s richest person Li Ka-shing, operates the terminal where the workers are striking.

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