Chinese Labour in a Global Perspective

In the past few years, much has been written about a “rights awakening” allegedly undergoing among internal migrant workers in China.

But how do Chinese workers perceive their rights? What role do Chinese state and non­state actors play in shaping this perception? And, more important, how will these shifting dynamics of Chinese labour activism affect the future of China as a “world factory”? This research, a Marie Curie Global fellowship won by Ivan Franceschini, will not only give a meaningful contribution to the academic debate, but will also provide European policy- makers, companies, trade unions and labour NGOs with much needed knowledge on how to address Chinese labour issues in this new phase of the globalization process.