1. Background Under the economic development in China, entailed by a rising consumption level, Chinese consumers are demanding more personalized, diversified, and quality clothing. Such was reflected by the total sales volume of clothing market, which reached 2.077 trillion Yuan in 2018[1]. As the 13th Five-Year Plan lays down a domestic demand-dominated policy guidelines for […]

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The full report (in Chinese only) can be downloaded here: https://workerempowerment.org/zh/updates/543 Researchers:Dr. TSE Fuk-Ying (University of Leicester) 1.      Background In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had brought changes to the production, supply and sales activities of the global production chain, with workers’ livelihood badly hit by decrease in production orders and work suspension.  This came in a […]

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Introduction In January 2020, an unprecedented outbreak of novel coronavirus, later named COVID-19, took place in Hubei Province of China. Since the virus outbreak occurred during the Lunar New Year, the delay of work resumption cast uncertainties on the livelihoods of migrant workers who returned to their hometowns for holidays.   Could the government policies […]

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2 of Worker Empowerment’s publications from 2018, the Report on Workers’ Wages and Living Expenses in 4 Types of Regions in Guangdong and the Research Reports on Labour Conditions of Service Sector Workers in China are now translated and published in English. Report on Workers’ Wages and Living Expenses in 4 Types of Regions in Guangdong had compiled […]

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Released by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (hereafter MHRSS) of the People’s Republic of China (hereafter China) in 2003, the Minimum Wage Regulation requires labour security administrative departments of all provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities to review and adjust minimum wage levels at least once every two years. The Regulation has since […]

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Chun Tae-il cover_final A Single Spark: an Autobiography of Chun Tae-il

Worker Empowerment proudly presents the Chinese version of “A Single Spark”, an autobiography of the late Korean labour activist Chun Tae-il. A book launch will be held on 31st August, 2013.

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