Low Wage Rates And The Labor Laws

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Low wage rates and the labor laws in China, which refuses independent trade unions and limits the right to strike makes it very appealing to global companies and corporations to invest the majority (if not all) of the labor force in China. Other human rights that China restraints from the people includes freedom of expression, association, assembly, and religion. Recently, industrial workers have been pushing back, demanding better hours, wages, and working conditions. Furthermore, most of these workers do not have the knowledge of the rights they are entitled to, such as, social security funding and housing allowances. Chinese workers are evolving from a mass of unskilled labor into an increasingly sophisticated labor force. While human rights abuses persist at some factories, recently, labor conditions overall have changed - increased of union activity, better wages, and higher levels of education improving the condition of workers. It has been documented that a widespread of human rights violations occurs in China everyday. An estimated 500,000 people are currently enduring punitive detention without charge or trial, and millions are unable to access the legal system to seek redress for their grievances. Harassment, surveillance, house arrest, and imprisonment of human rights defenders are on the rise, and censorship of the Internet and other media has grown. Repression of minority groups, including Tibetans, Uighurs and Mongolians, and of Falun Gong practitioners and

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