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The Chinese Trade Union Federation at the Crossroads - Relaxing Control over Labour or Risking Labour Instability

Chan, Anita


A peaceful and compliant urban labour force is integral to the success of China's reform program; but even as worker's real wages rise and the Chinese economy starts to become less dependent on labour-intensive manufacturing, worker unrest remains a problem, and one that factory managers and owners as well as local officials often seem unable to cope with. The Third Plenum was a good opportunity for the central authorities to put in place new solutions. But Professor Anita Chan argues here that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Book chapter


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