The contemporary political history of Shenzhen (SEZ)

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Shenzen domestics to get legal protection
Radio Australia, 9 January 2001. The country's first law aimed at protecting the welfare of maids and other home workers in the southern economic zone of Shenzhen.
Shenzhen to Sell Off Government Assets
China News Digest, 17 February 2002. Shenzhen's municipal government has developed a project to reduce its involvement in state-owned enterprises (SOEs), despite Beijing's explicit instructions to halt the disposal of state holdings.
Shenzhen Draft Law to Protect Labor Abuse
China News Digest, 8 July 2002. In an attempt to heal labor rights abuses within the city, Shenzhen has drafted a law to protect workers' rights, often at the mercy of private businesses and joint-venture companies.
The winds of change
By Rose Tang, Weekend Standard, 31 July 2004. The Institute of Contemporary Observation (ICO) is China's first and largest non-governmental organisation on labour rights. The Shenzhen-based institute, established in 2001, has introduced basic human rights to hundreds of factories and helped more than 200,000 workers throughout China, according to Liu Kaiming.