This text examines the most economically critical and politically sensitive issues of China's reform process - labour market development, changing industrial relations, and labour-state and labour-capital conflict. It suggests that a system is emerging in China which is a form of capitalism.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Job Categories and Employment Channels Among the "Floating Population" 2. The Making of the Chinese Working Class 3. Management Control of Labor in State-owned Enterprises: Cases from the Textile Industry 4. Downsizing China's State Industrial Enterprises: The Case of Baoshan Steel Works 5. Labor Relations in Foreign-funded Ventures, Chinese Trade Unions and the Prospects for Collective Bargaining 6. Trade Unions in China: The Challenge of Foreign Capital