Freeman Briefing: A Labor of Love: Will the Labor Contract Law Bring About a Harmonious Society? - August 12, 2008
August 12, 2008
The Freeman Chair continues to monitor China’s economic development and the behind-the-scenes political maneuverings that influence economic policy decision making through its Freeman Briefing. Drawing largely from Chinese-language sources, these publications offer analysis of major economic, financial and industry-related developments in China of interest to the international business community.
From the briefing:
In many respects, an inexhaustible supply of low-cost labor is taken for granted as part of the Chinese economic equation. The willingness of the migratory masses to venture eastward from China’s center for the sweatshops and gritty factories of China’s coasts is the great legend of China’s thirty-year miracle. Likewise, a tolerance for lousy working conditions by workers, by the general public and by government at all levels, has been taken for granted by business owners and investors for much of the past three decades.