Category Archives: Texts

Factory Stories: The Fu Factory Palace

This worker’s story by Chengcheng was published in Factory Stories #7 (April 2013): “After the year-end inventory, when the production of goods had finished according to the production plan, there was nothing to do for two days…” Continue reading

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Factory Stories: The conflict of interests between the state, capital, and workers regarding social insurance

This worker’s story by Wang Xiaolin was published in Factory Stories #6 (November 2012): “The function of social insurance is to protect workers if they lose their job or to make sure that they can still maintain a livelihood if they aren’t able to sell their labor power…” Continue reading

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Factory Stories: Factory moods – Two pieces

This worker’s story by Huahua was published in Factory Stories #4 (July 2012): “I started working in this factory on May 5. Today that’s been almost a month. Before I started here I was told that factory work is very tiring…” Continue reading

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Factory Stories: In the dorm

This worker’s story by Bujie was published in Factory Stories #4 (July 2012): “At this factory, the lunch break starts at 11:50 a. m. That is ten minutes earlier than at other factories in this small industrial park…” Continue reading

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Review and interview: Li Minqi on the forthcoming collapse of China’s economy and the capitalist world system

Sozial.Geschichte Online published Ralf Ruckus’ review of Li’s last book and an interview with the author. Continue reading

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Interview on recent trends: Labor Struggles, Organizing, and Repression in China

The economic crisis and slowdown since the late 2000s has led to intensified social confrontations in China. This interview with a close observer of labor struggles sheds light on various aspects as the increasing numbers of conflicts, the organization, the role of NGOs, repression, and more. Continue reading

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Review and interview: Zhang Lu on exploitation and workers’ struggle in China’s auto industry

This piece by Ralf Ruckus was published by Sozial.Geschichte Online (#18, 2016). Continue reading

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Section: Factory Stories

We created a new section called “Factory Stories” under “Publications.” Continue reading

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Book: China on Strike

This is the English translation of a book that Hao Ren et al. published in China in 2011. Continue reading

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Factory Stories: Three Conflicts and One Talk

This worker’s story by Zaozao was published in Factory Stories #8 (special issue, November 2014): “After coming back from assisting on another line, there weren’t enough people to run our own line…” Continue reading

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