Global economic recession that started in 2008 brought together several economic problems that caused imbalances in the global economy. Chinese economy is seen as one of the least affected countries among others. However, the country is also affected due to its export-oriented structure of the economy. As a sub-system of economic system, labor relations system of Chine reflect a different situation. Although the government enacted several laws, namely Employment Contract Law, Employment Promotion Law and Labour Disputes Mediation and Arbitration Law in 2008 in order to reduce the increasing number of labour disputes, the incidents still continue. The study aims to put forward the reasons as to why above mentioned laws were introduced and then try to discuss ill functioning of industrial relations system of China in recent years.