|Title||The Politics of Labour Legislation in Southern China: How Foreign Chambers of Commerce and Government Agencies Influence Collective Bargaining Laws|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Hui, Elaine Sio-ieng, and Chan, Chris King- Chi|
|Journal||International Labour Review|
|Pagination||587 - 607|
|Keywords||chamber of commerce, China, collective bargaining, comment, foreign capital, globalization, labor legislation, trade|
In 2010, labour protests spread across China, sparked by the Honda workers' strike. Hoping to pacify the aggrieved workers, the Shenzhen and Guangdong governments resumed discussion of the suspended draft Shenzhen Collective Consultation Ordinance and the Guangdong Regulations on the Democratic Management of Enterprises. However, following strong opposition from foreign chambers of commerce, discussion was once again suspended. The authors show that two factors determine how foreign chambers of commerce and government agencies influence labour legislation in southern China: the position in global production chains of the firms they represent, and the relevant industrial relations model.