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The concluding chapter draws on the previous chapters’ analysis and argues that Chinese workers have not acquired sufficient cognitive strength to further develop labor activism into a sustainable social movement. Reflecting on this whole research’s subjective and psychological analysis and the debate in the literature, this chapter sheds light into the Chinese working class’s psyche of resistance, one that evolves from a political compromise to a strategic complicity. It raises several caveats to consider together with the central argument. The chapter then puts forth several questions that open up at the end of the research, including the practical question about what can be done to break the psychic trap upon the workers in order to develop a sustainable and healthy social movement for the emancipation of the workers.
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