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CentrePiece article
Trade Unions in China
Jianwei Li and David Metcalf
June 2006
Paper No' CEPCP204:
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CentrePiece 11 (1) Summer 2006

China apparently has more trade union members than the rest of the world put together. But as David Metcalf and Jianwei Li have found, Chinese unions function very differently from unions in the West.

This article summarises 'Chinese Unions: Nugatory or Transforming? An Alice Analysis' by David Metcalf and Jianwei Li, CEP Discussion Paper No. 708 and forthcoming in Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations.