Shanghai Still Doesn’t Have Enough People – Peijin Chen

From Shanghaiist:

’s rapidly means that there’s a labor force shortage, especially in the 25-35-year-old age group (report in Chinese).

Therefore, Shanghai has to “import” 244,000 workers over the next five years to make up for this. We wonder if they include, in these figures, all the migrants that come anyway.

The report says that families will be allowed to have two kids, subject to certain restrictions. We heard before that two only children in Shanghai, e.g. those born in the late 1970s after the enactment of the one-child policy, could have two children, but we never checked to see if that was a law or just hearsay….[Full Text]

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