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Apple, Trade Unions and Power in China

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ECIA Briefing - 02 April 2013

by Nunziante Mastrolia
ECIA Senior Fellow

In this ECIA Briefing the author argues that the establishment of free and independent trade unions in China as well as the establishment of a powerful social status (education, health, pensions) are the best tools to overcome the crisis and to ensure sustainable economic and social growth in the country. But this circumstance includes a political implication that is in antithesis with the Chinese Communist Party’s role within the institutional structure of the country. In other words, in order to overcome the crisis and continue to grow the CCP is getting closer to its own dilemma: softening CCP’ the primacy in favor of a broader political pluralism governed by the rule of law.