Who We Are

Our Vision:

CLW views Chinese workers’ rights as inalienable human rights and is dedicated to workers’ fair share of economic development under globalization.


Our Mission:

CLW increases transparency of supply chains and factory labor conditions, advocates for workers’ rights, and supports the Chinese labor movement.

Founded in 2000, China Labor Watch (CLW) is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Over the past 14 years, CLW has collaborated with unions, labor organizations, and the media to conduct in-depth assessments of factories in China that produce toys, bikes, shoes, furniture, clothing, and electronics for some of the largest multinational brand companies. CLW’s New York office creates reports from these investigations, educates the international community on supply chain labor issues, and pressures corporations to improve conditions for workers.

CLW’s China offices, in Shenzhen and Sichuan, interacts closely with factory workers, providing a free hotline service that offers advice and counseling to workers facing perceived violations in the workplace. These offices also further support the labor movement in China by organizing labor rights, collective bargaining, and capacity-building training programs for workers and labor rights advocates.