Labor Rights in China – Tim Costello, Brendan Smith, and Jeremy Brecher

From Japan Focus:

A major debate is underway in China on a proposed law that would grant new rights to Chinese workers. The debate has not been widely reported outside of China; until recently it has been almost entirely ignored by media in the United States. But when the Chinese government opened a 30-day public comment period this spring, it received nearly 200,000 comments, the majority from ordinary workers. But some comments also came from big U.S.- and European-based global corporations and their lobbying groups. These powerful forces squarely opposed the new law. [Full Text]

February 22, 2007, 10:02 PM
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