Working Conditions and Worker Rights in China: Recent Developments

2200 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 | Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Opening Statements

Representative Christopher H. Smith, Chairman

Senator Sherrod Brown, Cochairman


Panel 1

Mr. Charles Kernaghan, Executive Director, Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights

Mr. Li Qiang, Executive Director and Founder, China Labor Watch

Mr. Harry Wu, Founder and Executive Director, Laogai Research Foundation and Laogai Museum


Panel 2

Ms. Thea Lee, Deputy Chief of Staff, AFL-CIO

Dr. Mary Gallagher, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director, Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan

Mr. Earl Brown, Labor and Employment Law Counsel and China Program Director, Solidarity Center, AFL-CIO