12:00am

Tue October 2, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: Is China ’s economy at a turning point?

On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the effects of the global economic slowdown on China’s growth. Chinese workers are protesting and demanding better working conditions and compensation. Are they pushing back in ways that could fundamentally change their situation? Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here. What implications will the slowing Chinese economy have for its people and the global economy? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Katie Quan, associate chair of the Labor Center at UC Berkeley

Ho-fung Hung, associate professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins University. He studies Chinese political economy and state-society interaction

Kevin Slaten, spokesman for China Labor Watch

Web Resources:

China Labor Watch

USC/US-China Institute: Ho-fung Hung, US-China Currency Conflict

NY Times: China Politics Stall Overhaul for Economy

Guardian: Where next for China as the new generations of leaders take power?

FT: China decline sparks ‘new normal’ debate

Guardian: China's marginalised workers are waking up to their rights

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