Florence Chan: China’s sweatshops running out of workers

From Asia Times:

Since last year, the -centered Pearl River Delta (PRD), a dominant economic locomotive in China and a magnet for migrant workers in outlying regions, has been reporting a severe shortage of workers. Encouraged by the official ballyhoo of a steep pay rise, many have flocked into the region to try their luck. However, as Asia Times Online found recently, wages after the purported 20-30% raise are still very low when compared to the local standard of living.

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