June 04, 2020

What North Korea could learn from labor relations in post-reform China
Heavy state involvement and a lack of worker representation stifled the effective resolution of disputes in Guangdong

During China’s economic reform in 1978, people thought workers in China would be treated better as income levels rose.

While China has seen improvements in terms of civil society and pro-labor movements, labor rights protection in China still lacks institutionalization due to the state’s heavy involvement and monopoly on trade unions.