All-China Federation of Trade Unions


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All-China Federation of Trade Unions

 

a labor federation, established in May 1925 at the Second All-China Congress of Trade Unions, held in Kuangchou (Canton). The federation played a substantial role in the development of the revolutionary workers’ movement at the time of the Revolution of 1925-27 in China. After the defeat of the revolution, it continued to act underground; subsequently it was discontinued in conjunction with the terror waged against the revolutionary and democratic forces of the country by the Kuomintang authorities. It was reestablished in August 1948 at the Sixth All-China Congress of Trade Unions, held in Harbin. Since the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, it has played an active part in mobilizing workers for the socialist reconstruction of the country. In 1966 the federation had a membership of 21 million industrial and office workers. There is no information available on its activity for subsequent years.

V. P. ILIUSHECHKIN

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