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China: the end of independent trade unionism in Hong Kong
Planet Labor, 4 October 2021, n°12716 - www.planetlabor.com

The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) has disbanded, a move that comes shortly after the Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union (HKPTU), which was the largest trade union in Hong Kong, suffered the same fate. The HKCTU’s disbandment was decided on 17 September and was made official on 3 October, at a final extraordinary general meeting. It follows pressure from Beijing on civil society and trade unions and is further evidence of the process of dismantling that has been underway since the National Security Law of 2020 came into force.

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