Women's Studies International Forum. Jan-Feb, 1999, p25, 1 p.
Women's rights -- China, Socialism -- China, and China -- Social aspects
Research undertaken in the village of Beishadao, China, indicates that Chinese socialism posed a considerable challenge to the oppression suffered by some Chinese women, even if men's patriarchal privilege was not completely eliminated. Against this background, it would be wrong to assume that Chinese women have been constant victims. It is possible to argue that the socialist gender ideology as seen in the image of the 'Iron Girl' is situated in discursive sites.
Human Rights Quarterly. Nov 1998, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p886, 19 p.
Labor law -- Political aspects, Socialism -- China, Capitalism -- Social aspects, and China -- Social policy
The development of market socialism in China has generated serious human rights violations. Employers are ignoring the standards established in China's 1995 labor law, particularly regarding occupational safety and health. Collective bargaining and freedom of association are punished by intimidation and imprisonment, and policing of employee activities is common. The country's large pool of laborers may encourage violations, as employees are therefore not difficult to replace.
Beijing Review. Oct 6, 1997, Vol. 40 Issue 40, p4, 1 p.
Communist Party (China) -- Conferences, meetings and seminars, Socialism -- China, China -- Politics and government, and Beijing, China -- Conferences, meetings and seminars
The Communist Party of China's (CPC's) 15th National Congress in Sep 1997 focused on the development of reformist Deng Xiaoping's socialist construction theory. The conference, held in Beijing, China, was the first since Deng's death. Deng aimed to make China a relatively developed country by around the year 2050, with the congress keen to pursue his theory, basing it on the CPC's own experiences and ideologies. Deng's theory of socialism incorporates Chinese characteristics and is perceived as scientifically correct for China's situation.