The ACFTU, Labor Law, and Labor Reform


Prime Minister Li Peng’s 1995 government work report discusses every conceivable topic related to China’s drive to establish a socialist market economy. However, there is one notable omission; nowhere to be found are any references to “trade unions” as vehicles which can contribute to the realization of this ambitious objective. The reasons for this omission become clear when the role of labor organizations is examined, and one then realizes why Chinese unions drew so little publicity from a top government official.


Trade Union Foreign Firm State Enterprise Labor Surplus Socialist Market Economy 
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