All-China Federation of Trade Unions, 2015
Chair: Jaebok Lee
CM: Aaron Baum
During late 2015 and early 2016, the Chinese economy underwent a dramatic slowdown. Among the most impacted by the economic decline were Chinese manufacturing workers who were laid off or not paid on-time. As a result, 2016 saw an upsurge in labor strikes, predominantly in Shandong, Jiangsu, and Guangdong provinces, the hubs of China’s manufacturing and export industries. You, as the Vice-Chairpersons of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) Presidium, will manage the ensuing violence and chaos.
The committee will begin in December 2015, as the economic downturn deepens and strikes grow in intensity. The Vice-Chairpersons must balance the interests of labor, business, and party, all while preventing the Chinese economy from falling apart.
About the Chair: Jaebok Lee is a member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service Class of 2020 majoring in Regional Studies with a focus on Asia. Raised in Seoul and Los Angeles, Jaebok got involved in Model UN as a high school sophomore and is excited to continue his passion for the incredible game in college. Outside of NCSC, Jaebok is the Managing Director of the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs and has travelled extensively with Georgetown’s MUN team. He can often be found looking for food, crying over lost Snapchat streaks, or handing out 5-Hour ENERGY® Shots (No Sugar & Zero Net Carbs!) to his friend and CM, Aaron Baum.
About the Crisis Manager: Aaron Baum is a member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service Class of 2020 majoring in Regional Studies with a focus on Asia. Aaron fell in love with Model United Nations during freshman fall semester at Georgetown after long bus rides with the travel team and even longer days snapping pictures of delegates and staffers at NCSC XLIV. His other activities consist of editing articles for the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, listening to NPR’s Planet Money podcast, and reading the Morning Brew newsletter, but really he just watches Vine compilations and eats Korean BBQ all day.