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ERIC Number: ED501275
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 92
Abstractor: ERIC
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A Cry For Justice: The Voices of Chinese Workers
Leung, Trini
Albert Shanker Institute
This report presents accounts based on first-hand interviews conducted by Han Dongfang, China's leading labor rights advocate, with workers across China. Han Dongfang was a leader of the Beijing Workers' Autonomous Federation (BWAF), an independent labor group organized during the Tiananmen Square protests. Han today carries on the fight from Hong Kong, through the "China Labour Bulletin," his radio broadcasts and other activities. This report tells the stories of workers demonstrating in open defiance of the government--from the All China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) Wal-Mart campaign, the oilfields of Daqing, the Ferroalloy workers of Liaoyang, the Heavenly King textile workers of Xianyang, the Gold Peak battery factory workers of Huizhou, coal miners from Wanbao, teachers from Suizhou, and ex-soldiers who work in factories around the country run by the People's Liberation Army. The report concludes with a look at the future of the Chinese labor movement. A glossary is included. (Individual chapters contain endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Albert Shanker Institute
Identifiers - Location: China; China (Beijing); Hong Kong