Laura Zhou at South China Morning Post reports that authorities in Hunan have summoned riot police...
by Scott Greene | May 29, 2012
The National Bureau of Statistics announced Tuesday that average wages for urban Chinese workers in both the private and non-private sectors rose by double digits in 2011, according to The China Daily: The data was based on a...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 5, 2011
Caixin, via MarketWatch, reports on the troubles faced by China’s manufacturers as foreign importers are turning elsewhere for cheap labor: Manufacturers may have been especially spooked by a report released May 5 by the...
by Sophie Beach | May 31, 2011
Long the ubiquitous source of low-priced goods around the world, China is losing its appeal for foreign manufacturers. From the New York Times: Bruce Rockowitz, the chief executive of Li & Fung, the largest trading company...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 30, 2010
Foxconn, the behemoth hi-tech manufacturing plant that has been hit by a number of worker suicides this year, is shifting its base of operations from Shenzhen to northern China to follow the cheap labor market. From MarketWatch:...
by Paulina Hartono | Jun 18, 2010
Compal Electronics Inc. has announced an unspecified wage increase for its Chinese workers, according to a report from the Associated Press: Compal Electronics Inc., the world’s largest contract laptop maker, said Friday...
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods