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Money News:- Communist Party branch set up at Wal-Mart China headquarters – AOL Money & Finance
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Money News:- Communist Party branch set up at Wal-Mart China headquarters – AOL Money & Finance
Many foreign companies in China already have party branches, either officially or unofficially.

One of the earliest was at U.S.-based cell phone maker Motorola Inc. in the eastern city of Tianjin. The branch officially was established in 1997, but news accounts say it was set up as early as 1990 and kept secret in order to avoid alarming Motorola management.

Wal-Mart, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, resisted the creation of unions at its Chinese stores for two years before agreeing in August to help the ACFTU organize its workers.

The party and labor expansion campaigns were ordered in March by President Hu Jintao, who also is the party’s general secretary, according to Chinese media.

“Do a better job of building (Communist) Party organizations and trade unions in foreign-invested enterprises,” the order said, according to the newspaper Beijing News.

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