Chapter I General Provisions
第一章 总 则
Article 1 This Law is enacted in order to promote employment, coordination between economic development and employmentincrease, and harmony and stability of society.
Article 2 The State lays great stress on employment increase in economic and social development, implements a proactive employment policy, and upholds the guideline under which workers keepthe initiative in their own hands when choosing jobs, employment is regulated by the market, andthe government promotes employment, in order to increase employment through multiplechannels.
Article 3 The workers enjoy the right to employment on an equal footing and to choice of jobs ontheir own initiative in accordance with law.
In seeking employment, the workers shall not be subject to discrimination because of their ethnicbackgrounds, races, gender, religious beliefs, etc.