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Han Dongfang: China’s Main Union Is Yet to Earn Its Job

Han Dongfang, the worker turned labor activist who led worker protests at Tiananmen Square in 1989, has changed his view of the official union, the All-China Federation of Trade Unions, which he has long opposed. He writes in an...

Han Dongfang: China’s Workers Are Stirring

Labor activist Han Dongfang writes in the International Herald Tribune: After 30 years of reform and spectacular economic growth, the cracks are beginning to show. The workers who have created China’s economic miracle are tiring...

The Internet: Podcast Dissidents – Steve Friess

From Newsweek, an article about the use of podcasting technology to distribute banned information in China: China has tried hard to keep Han Dongfang from communicating with the Chinese people. The democracy activist was jailed for 22 months and then forced to leave the mainland for organizing protests associated with the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. […]

Chinese Labour Struggles – New Left Review

From the New Left Review: A railway worker caught up in the events of Tiananmen Square, now using his radio show to broadcast the problems of Chinese factory hands live on air. Han Dongfang describes life in the Red Army, student-worker unity in 1989, surviving TB and torture in prison and the China Labour Bulletin‘s […]



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