American Chip Starnes, co-owner of Specialty Medical Supplies, left, speaks on his mobile phone near a window after he was taken hostage by workers in his plant at the Jinyurui Science

 

              American Chip Starnes, co-owner of Specialty Medical Supplies, left, speaks on his mobile phone near a window after he was taken hostage by workers in his plant at the Jinyurui Science
American Chip Starnes, co-owner of Specialty Medical Supplies, left, speaks on his mobile phone near a window after he was taken hostage by workers in his plant at the Jinyurui Science and Technology Park in Qiao Zi township of Huairou District, on the outskirts of Beijing, China Monday, June 24, 2013. An American executive said Monday Starnes has been held hostage for four days at his medical supply plant in Beijing by dozens of workers demanding severance packages like those given to co-workers in a phased-out department. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)