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Author Sautman, Barry, 1949-
Title The Chinese are the worst? : human rights and labor practices in Zambian mining / Barry Sautman and YAN Hairong
Imprint Baltimore, Md. : University of Maryland School of Law, [2012]
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 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  950 Oc13  no.210 2012    AVAILABLE  -  30500101474966
Descript 100 pages ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Maryland series in contemporary Asian studies, 0730-0107 ; number 3 - 2012 (210)
Maryland series in contemporary Asian studies, 0730-0107 ; 210 (2012, no. 3)
Note Cover title
Includes bibliographical references
I. Introduction : discourses of China-in-Africa and copper mining in Zambia -- II. Empirical problems. A. Safety records compared and contextualized -- B. The wage gap : factoring in contract workers, productivity and profits -- C. Hours -- D. Job security -- E. Unions -- III. Methodological confusions -- IV. Contextualizing the claim -- V. Conclusion : why "the Chinese are the worst"
Examines conditions at China Nonferrous Metal Mining Company (CNMC) and Zambia's mining enterprises, and empirically evaluates practices implicating rights related to safety, wages, hours, unions, and job security in order to evaluate assertions by Human Rights Watch (HRW) that CNMC engages in labor abuses and is a "bad employer" compared to Western-based foreign investors
Subject China Nonferrous Metal Mining (Group) Company -- Rules and practice
Human Rights Watch (Organization) -- Research -- Evaluation
Copper miners -- Employment -- Zambia
Copper industry and trade -- Zambia
Employee rights -- Zambia
Investments, Chinese -- Zambia
Zambia -- Economic conditions -- 21st century
Alt Author Yan, Hairong
University of Maryland at Baltimore. School of Law
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