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Name: Regulations of the State Council on the Hours of Work of Employees.
Country: China
Subject(s): Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 1994-02-03
Entry into force:
Published on: Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1994-03-17, Vol. 752, No. 3, pp. 69-70
Unofficial English translation (amended to 1995), 2004-04-23 (PDF 36KB)
ISN: CHN-1994-R-37896
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=37896&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1994-03-17, Vol. 752, No. 3, pp. 69-70
Unofficial English translation (amended to 1995), 2004-04-23 PDF 36KB PDF 36KB
Abstract/Citation: Prescribes an eight-hour per day, 44 hours of work each week for employees in all enterprises, state bodies and public institutions within the territory of the People's Republic of China. The 44 hours limit may be extended in special circumstances according to provisions of the State. If there is difficulty in implementing 44 hours of work, it may postpone implementation until 1 May 1994.

The amended text of 1995 provides for a 40-hour regular work week.
Amending text(s):

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