Who belongs to the group of Chinese workers that continually face unbearable hardships? The largest group exploited workers is migrant workers, which is made up of men, children, but mostly women. But it is not only the migrant workers that are facing this plight. Anita Chan, author of China’s Workers Under Assault, discusses these other workers facing poor conditions. Chan explains that “For many formerly privileged workers in the state-owned industrial sector, working conditions, benefits and job security have declined precipitously over the past fifteen years.” (Chan 13) No matter who belongs to this group of mistreated workers they all face similar harsh conditions within their respective factories. Workers work for extremely low wages, often for a hundred hours a week, all the while receiving poor benefits. These low wages are commonly below the minimum wage which the Chinese government set in the Labor Law. In fact “In 1997, for a forty-four-hour week, the... [continues]
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