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Jilin Slaughterhouse Fire Raises Safety Concerns

The death toll from a fire at a Jilin slaughterhouse on Monday has risen to at least 120, prompting the detention of a senior official at the plant’s operator, anger on the part of bereaved relatives, and a call from the...

Demography: China’s Achilles Heel

A pair of articles in the current issue of The Economist examines China’s demographic Achilles heel, which “will hobble the hero” by diverting more and more of a shrinking workforce’s output towards the...

Strike Forces Honda to Shut Plants in China

China’s workers are in the spotlight with the rash of suicides at the Foxconn plants, and now a strike at an auto parts factory that has forced Honda to shut down all its joint-venture assembly plants in the country. From...

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