Chip Starnes arrives home in Florida after his hostage ordeal in Beijing

China’s reputation as a place to do business took a battering last week after a US executive was held hostage in his own medical supply factory for fi(...)

Chip Starnes: workers said  dispute was over outstanding pay and that some had not been paid for two months. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

The American head of a medical supply plant in Beijing has been freed after spending five days trapped in his office, after a pay dispute was resolved(...)