AFL-CIO President, Richard Trumka, led a delegation to visit Beijing, Xuzhou, and Shanghai.
ACFTU Vice-Chair Chen Hao met Mr. Richard Trumka, on 8 October 2013 in Beijing.Chen said that the relationship between the two union federations has made headway in recent years, with local and industrial unions in both countries maintaining frequent reciprocal visits.Mr. Trumka talked about the TPP and the attitudes of the AFL-CIO towards world trade. The two sides have exchanged the latest information of the trade union movement in both countries, as well as unions' role in the world economic recovery.
In Beijing, the delegation had a roundtable discussion with the ACFTU experts and Chinese academists, and also visited the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and the State Administration of Work Safety.
Mr. Trumka went down to a mine in Xuzhou and talked with students and teachers in China University of Mining and Technology.
In Shanghai, the delegation visited Shanghai GM factory and a workers' mutual aid insurance center.