Beijing hopes the policy will improve farming and free peasants to seek a better livelihood.
Most Fortune 500 companies operating there have agreed to let workers organize, but can expect little pushback from the state-controlled groups.
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Questions about new nation's security and the effectiveness of international peacekeepers surface after two recent assassination attempts.
Peasants want to own their land and have organized rallies in several provinces. More are planned.