We hear about how harsh laws are in China, but are people really frightened by them? In spite of orders to shut down this fabric dyeing factory at Shaoxing (due to environmental concerns), the boss secretly ran his business, running the machines at night and getting the workers to sneak in through the backdoor to do the less noisy work in the daytime while the seal at the front entrance remained intact.
When the machines got locked up by the authorities, the highly resourceful and well-connected boss even managed to get the keys from insiders. People are only driven by profit and benefits, not by morals and conscience. This is China.