The Debate Over Raising Chinese Labor Standards Goes International
11 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2015
Date Written: April 5, 2007
This article describes and evaluates the arguments surrounding China's issuance of the Labor Contract Law in 2007, with a specific focus on the role of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in the legislative process. The article analyzes the amendments made to the law throughout the process and the prospects of the new provisions having a meaningful effect on improving labor conditions in China. It is argued that the crucial factor in bettering the situation for workers is more robust enforcement of existing standards, not necessarily creating new or higher ones.
Keywords: China, labor law, employment law, Labor Contract Law, labor
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation