US-China Business Council

US-China Business Council website: www.uschina.org

"The United States-China Business Council, Inc. (USCBC) is a private, non-profit, non-partisan, member-supported organization. It is the principal organization of US corporations engaged in business relations with the People's Republic of China...Council membership in 2006 currently stands at about 250 firms."

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27 June 2007

China due to enact new labor law after heated debate

Author: Associated Press

The law...would set standards for labor contracts, use of temporary workers and severance pay...In April 2006, the government published the first draft of the law and...received more than 190,000 responses from workers and...companies......

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25 April 2007

A Friend to China's Workers

Author: John Frisbie, US-China Business Council, letter to the editor in Washington Post

Harold Meyerson's April 4 op-ed, "In Fear of Chinese Democracy," unfortunately perpetuated Global Labor Strategies' misrepresentation of our position on China's proposed labor contract law and the role of U.S. companies in improving labor practices in...

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25 April 2007

[PDF] The Chinese draft contract law - a global debate [scroll to pg. 12]

Author: Hélène Ahlberger Le Deunff, in CSR Asia

The responses of European and US industry associations to the draft Chinese labour contract law stirred up a great deal of controversy around the world...As labour activists rightly point out, the image of multinationals as it emerges from the debate...

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24 April 2007

False Representation?

Author: Global Labor Strategies

In a statement posted on its website...the US-China Business Council (USCBC) alleges that “...Global Labor Strategies has repeatedly mischaracterized the...USCBC position on China's proposed new Labor Contract Law”... In a letter to the Washington...

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3 April 2007

"The Chinese draft contract law - a global debate" (scroll to pg. 12)

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3 April 2007

In Fear Of Chinese Democracy

Author: [opinion column] Harold Meyerson, Washington Post

Listen to the apostles of free trade, and you'll learn that once consumer choice comes to authoritarian regimes, democracy is sure to follow... As a theory of revolution, [this] rule leaves a lot to be desired. Shanghai is swimming in Starbucks, yet....

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28 March 2007

China's proposed labour law reform: concerns about US & European industry association lobbying; company responses & non-responses

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited several US & European companies to respond to concerns about the positions taken by industry associations regarding China's proposed labour law reform....

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26 March 2007

New GLS Report: Undue Influence: Corporations Gain Ground in Battle over China's New Labor Law

Author: Global Labor Strategies

A new report by Global Labor Strategies...details how lobbying by American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (AmCham), the United States-China Business Council, and U.S.-based global corporations have forced significant changes in contract, collective...

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1 March 2007

China: Global Labor Strategies report follows up on lobbying by intl. firms & US business groups on draft labour law

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1 March 2007

[PDF] Appendices to Undue Influence: Corporations Gain Ground in Battle over China’s New Labor Law

Author: Global Labor Strategies

- "Appendix A: Voices from China" [includes comments by Chinese citizens on draft law]......

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