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China's Workers Under Assault: Exploitation and Abuse in a Globalizing Economy : Exploitation and Abuse in a Globalizing Economy - Anita Chan

China's Workers Under Assault: Exploitation and Abuse in a Globalizing Economy

Exploitation and Abuse in a Globalizing Economy

Hardcover Published: 31st March 2001
ISBN: 9780765603579
Number Of Pages: 232

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This important book contains case studies with substantive analysis of Chinese workers in a variety of settings: state enterprises, urban collectives, township and village enterprises, domestic private enterprises, and foreign funded enterprises. The cases include urban workers migrant workers from the countryside, and workers who are sent to work outside of China. The analytical framework for these case studies lays out why labor rights violations have been occurring in China and highlights the contex in which these violations operate and the extent to which these selected cases are not isolated incidents. Moreover, the dilemma of Chinese workers is put into international perspective: the context of the international labor market, the setting of competitive minimum wages in Asia, and the concern for Chinese workers' rights taken up by the International Labor Organization (ILO). This book debunks the conventional wisdom that Chinese workers are thriving because the Chinese economy is booming. Indeed the wage structures of these enterprises of different ownership types contribute to widening income disparities in China. The book uncovers what exactly overseas Chinese entrepreneurship (Taiwan and Hong Kong), means at the factory level. And it calls for a new approach to scrutinizing the phenomena of the so-called Chinese economic miracle and it's repercussions on other economies and labor markets.

Introduction
Forced Labor and Violations of Shop Floor-Labor Standards
Zhaojie Footwear Company: Mistreatment of Workers under Investigation--Overtime, Extra Shifts, and Arbitrary Physical Punishment--We Can't Take It Anymore
Working Undercover in a Factory
Blood and Tears of the Soul-The Story of a Group of Workers Going on Strike
The Two Were Chased and Beaten to Death in the River
Give Me Back My Eight-Hour Work-Day System, Cried Employees from "Three Capital" Enterprises
Corporal Punishment and Physical Assaults
Wails from Behind a High Wall
What is the Most Appropriate Way to Manage Mainland Chinese Workers?-A Headache Facing Taiwanese Investors That Needs to be Discussed
Korean Woman Boss Forces 120 Workers to Kneel Down
Why Do Female Migrant Workers Go on Strike?
Enterprise "Internal Security Department" Sets Up a Kangaroo Court: Worker Beaten Until Crippled for Breaking Rules
Motorcyclist Crashed into a Fence and Refused to Apologize; Village "Big Shot" Gathered the Troops to Battle Migrant Workers
Violations of Occupational Safety and Health
Report on Foreign Shoe Factories that Endanger Women Workers with Hydrocarbon Poisons in Putian, Fujian
A Price That Should Not Be Paid
Toyland Inferno: A Journey Through the Ruins
Four Years Later-A Letter From One of the Survivors
Violations of the Right to Work
How Should We Evaluate This Kind of "Investment Capital" Through the Recruitment of Workers?-Report on How Yanzhou Department Store Hires Employees
Not a Single One of the 1, 100 Employees of Shenyang City's Harmony Company Escaped the Misfortune of a Mass Layoff--Without Discussions with the Board of Directors and Staff and Workers Representative
Violations of the Right to Organize and of Collective Action
Power and the Law: Who Mistreats Whom?
Standing Up for Workers' Rights-An Act of Subversion? The Trial of Two Shenzhen Laborers
"Let History Be the Judge"-Li Wenming's Statement to the Court
Li Dongming's Statement in Court in Defense of His Brother, Li Wenming
"It All Depends on Us"
Indentured Labor Abroad
Give Back My Dignity: An Investigative Report on the Case of M/V Arcadia-Chinese Seafarers "Leaking State Secrets"
Should We Pay the Administration Fee? Investigation in the Labor Administration Fee Lawsuit Against Fu Sumei in Sanming Sanyuan District Court
Statement of Sui Jianwei
Women Workers Shed Tears on the Pacific Islands
Workers' Resistance
Several Dozen Workers Besieged and Taiwanese Businessman Injured; The Victims' Painful Account
Open Letter to All the Staff and Workers at Factory 3501
Second Letter to the Staff and Workers at Factory 3501
News from Beijing Factory 3501
The Migrant "Lawyer" Who Specializes in "Speaking Out" for Other Migrants
In Pursuit of Labor Rights
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ISBN: 9780765603579
ISBN-10: 0765603578
Series: Asia & the Pacific (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 31st March 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.65 x 16.2  x 2.46
Weight (kg): 0.53