The ILO publishes a wide range of books, reports, working papers, training manuals, CD-ROMs, videos and flash movies, relevant to China and Mongolia. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested from the ILO Library in Beijing.


  1. Equality and non-discrimination at work in China: Training manual book 6/6 - Module 5. Discrimination, health and disability

    21 April 2011

    This Training package on equality and non-discrimination at work in China was developed and issued by the ILO to support the application of the Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111) in the country. The training package contains a handbook and a training manual (with six booklets).

  2. Strengthening labour inspection services (Final Evaluation Summary)

    12 April 2011

    Project INT/09/62/NOR - Evaluation consultant: Karstein Haarberg

  3. HIV and AIDS related employment discrimination in China

    14 January 2011

    This report reviews the current state of HIV and AIDS workplace discrimination in China and summarizes a broad body of existing research as well as reviews new research conducted by the ILO and Maries Stopes International. The findings point to a trend of increasing discrimination against workers that contradicts both national policies and international standards. This body of work highlights numerous cases of employment discrimination in several key practices and puts forward a set of recommendations aimed at improving the situation.


  1. Guide on prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace

    01 December 2010

    This is a guide intended for trade union leaders, HR directors and ordinary workers in China, informing them of how to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. It answers a series of questions, including what it is sexual harassment in the workplace, how enterprises put in place a prevention mechanism, what roles trade unions should play and how the victims can deal with it. Hopefully, readers may have better answers to the questions.

  2. List of occupational diseases (revised 2010). Identification and recognition of occupational diseases: Criteria for incorporating diseases in the ILO list of occupational diseases

    01 December 2010

    The number of physical, chemical, biological and psychosocial factors affecting workers’ health is constantly on the rise. The ILO has been responding to the challenge of creating safe and healthy working conditions since its founding in 1919. Agreed by governments as well as employers’ and workers’ organizations, this new list, approved in March 2010, reflects the state of the art in the identification and recognition of occupational diseases. The list, annexed here to the List of Occupational Diseases Recommendation, 2002 (No. 194), is designed to assist countries in their prevention, recording, notification and, if applicable, compensation of diseases caused by work.

  3. Summer field research for the employment of people with disability

    01 December 2010

    Three groups of undergraduate students in the Law School of Peking University China went to Beijing Municipality, Sichuan province and Heilongjiang provinces and carried out a survey on issues related to discrimination of people with disabilities in employment during their summer holidays in 2010. Cases were collected, interviews were organized with employers, human resource persons and law firms etc. to investigate the background of these areas where employment of people with disability has been effectively facilitated, aiming at exploring the possibility of further improvement through academic research or legal measures.

  4. Emergency-Start and Improve Your Business training includes people with disabilities

    08 September 2010

    Stories of two disabled persons who were included in a vocational / livelihoods training provided by the Emergency-Start and Improve Your Business (E-SIYB), a training initiative started to help economic recovery following the deadly May 12, 2008 Sichuan earthquake that killed more than 80,000 people.

  5. Report on Project Implementation and Outcomes (2005-2010)

    01 August 2010

    The report presents the project outcomes of the ILO-IPEC project "Support to the Proposed Sub-Programme to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labour" was implemented in Mongolia with funding support of the United States Department of Labour.

  6. Survey on sex workers and sexually exploited children

    01 August 2010

    The survey was conducted by the National Statistical Office of Mongolia with the financial and technical support of International Programme for Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), International Labour Organization.

  7. Employment conditions of Chinese migrant workers in the East Midlands: A pilot study in a context of economic recession

    01 August 2010

    The pilot study undertaken by Dr. Bin Wu, a Senior Research Fellow of China Policy Institue of the University of Nottingham, is part of a broader research programme and is also intended as a background paper to facilitate discussion between Chinese and non-Chinese stakeholders.

  8. Souls in exile: A study of Chinese migration workers in Romania

    01 August 2010

    This report is to show the path of migration of Chinese workers to Romania and to provide details on the labour business, covering their reasons for migration, salary and terms of employment among other related issues.

  9. Analysis on the provision of equivalency programme of basic education

    01 July 2010

    This report has been made for the purpose of analysing and evaluating the process by which a secondary education is received through the Equivalency Programme with the aim of determining how citizens might be fully provided with the rights to receive a secondary education in the future.

  10. A report on a piloted model and its good practices

    01 July 2010

    In this report, good practices were identified and documented from what had been developed within the framework of the project “Support for the Proposed Sub-Programme to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labour: Time Bound Measures”, implemented from October 2005 to May 2010 by the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) in Mongolia.

  11. Study on low carbon development and green employment in China

    01 April 2010

    This study was completed by the research team from the Institute for Urban and Environmental Studies (IUE), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). The aim of this study is to investigate the influence of low carbon development on employment in China and to make policy recommendations for the promotion of the dual objectives of employment creation and low carbon development.

  12. Study on green employment in China

    01 March 2010

    This research is conducted by the research team of Institute for Labor Studies, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. This study presents both the current situation and potential for green employment in China, as well as results of surveys conducted in eight companies in the power industry.


  1. International Labour Review, Volume 148 (2009), No. 4

    01 December 2009

  2. Industrial relations and collective bargaining in China

    01 October 2009

    This paper is a part of a comparative study examining industrial relations developments in different countries and regions of the world. It examines the remarkable changes China has undergone in the field of industrial and employment relations, in particular after the transition to a market economy after 1978.

  3. Situational analysis of domestic work in China

    01 September 2009

    Focuses on China's internal domestic workers situation. Chinese domestic workers are allowed to work overseas, but there are limited information available about the scale, trends, and working conditions.

  4. Factsheet on domestic workers in China

    01 September 2009

    Provides a summary of the situation of domestic workers in China and what constituents can do to address the issues.

  5. China: Specialist recommendation report on the questionnaire on decent work for domestic workers

    01 July 2009

    A joint report by the ILO, UNIFEM and Beijing University Women's Law Study and Services Center.