July 2nd, 2007


Конец эры дешевого китайского труда

Вот и приходит конец китайскому экономическому чуду. В Китае вводят Трудовое Законодательство. Причем образца Евросоюза.

European Union Chamber of Commerce in China welcomes the promulgation of the Labour Contract Law

Beijing, 1st July 2007. The Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress announced the adoption of the Labour Contract Law on 29th June 2007. The European Chamber applauds the law and its declared aim of improving labour conditions and creating harmony between the employer and the employees. The European Chamber welcomes the fact that many of the articles presented in this law stem from labour laws in Europe. There is no doubt that the passing of the law and its strict implementation will drastically improve the working conditions in China. The European Chamber appreciates being part of the drafting process.

The Chamber believes that the key challenge in China remains the compliance by employers and the enforcement by authorities of existing Chinese laws. Therefore, the Chamber encourages the Chinese government to focus its efforts on improving the implementation of existing regulations. Joerg Wuttke commented, “The most important point now is the implementation of the law. In the environmental sector, we see Chinese legislation that is even stricter than European law, yet implementation is sometimes non-existent. A large gap between legislation and local governments’ ability to implement laws has a detrimental impact on the credibility of the rule of the law.” In this regard, the Chamber suggests that the education and training of enforcement officials should be substantially strengthened, especially at the local levels.

After the comprehensive drafting process, the European Chamber is not concerned about the effect of the law on European investment in China. Several studies worldwide have proved that labour cost is not the primary factor influencing corporate investment strategy. It is the market size and growth potential that turn out to be the chief reasons for investment influx. The surge of foreign investment in China is a firm rebuttal against the concerns. A more mature legal environment should be considered as an advantage in attracting foreign investment.

Конечно, соблюдать его не будут поначалу, но ведь "маленькие императоры" не забитое деревенское быдло, которого становится все меньше (а "маленьких императоров" все больше). Они будут права качать, прибавок требовать, а там, глядишь, и бунт.

Так мертвыми руками Дэн Сяопина Китай вновь завершит свой вековой цикл "процветание-перенаселение-гэмин-депопуляция" и вернется к исходной точке.

Краткий курс послекоммунистической истории

Как выпускник истфака МГУ, могу сделать про "учебник истории" только одно замечание.

Сколько ни пишут кремлевские спичрайтеры учебники - а все Краткий Курс получается.

PS. Полный текст фрагментов доступен через журнал another_kashin.