How to improve workers’ rights in China while doing business




China has become an increasingly important trade partner for the EU. However, political, business, trade union and civil society actors are aware of the challenges regarding human rights, including trade union rights, in China. What tools do we have available and what else is needed to improve the human rights situation in China?

To discuss these issues from various perspectives, TCO organizes two panel discussions: one on trade policies and a second on business practices.

With us for the discussions we have:

Malin Oud, Head of Economic Globalisation at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute

Karolina Zurek, Department for Trade Agreements at the National Board of Trade

Cecilia Ekholm, Ambassador for Sustainable Business

Ulrika Sandberg, Senior Advisor Business and Human Rights, Amnesty

Elaine Hui, Assistant Professor of labor and employment relations and Asian studies at Pennsylvania State University

Andreas Botsch, Director Europe and International at DGB Germany

Henrik Lindholm, Director at ETI SwedenJerker Hellström, Director at the Swedish Center for China Studies

Stephen Fuller, Senior Criteria Manager, TCO Development

Oscar Wåglund Söderström, Head of international Affairs at TCO

The panel discussions will be led by Gustav Sundqvist, Senior Lecturer, expert in Chinese politics at MDH