The retrospective history of the working class in China
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- A Summary of the Chinese Labour Movement
- By Tim Pringle, China Labour Bulletin, 17
August 2001. A background paper prepared for an
international conference in Hong Kong, November 2000, that
discussed increasing labour unrest in Mainland China and the
implications for the labour movement in Hong Kong. The
establishment of Workers' Autonomous Federations (WAF)
in the 1989 Democracy Movement was the logical conclusion of
at least four waves of previous confrontations between the
CCP and the urban working class.