China’s state sector came to the rescue in the 2008 financial crisis to ensure that employment levels were maintained even as global trade was collapsing. Photo: Xinhua
Can China count on its state-owned companies to boost ailing employment?
  • China’s state-owned enterprises came to the rescue in the 2008 financial crisis to ensure that employment levels were maintained even as global trade was collapsing
  • Salary cuts and lay-offs are on the rise in manufacturing and technology-related industries, but China wants to create 11 million new urban new job this year
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Can China count on its state-owned companies to boost ailing employment?
  • China’s state-owned enterprises came to the rescue in the 2008 financial crisis to ensure that employment levels were maintained even as global trade was collapsing
  • Salary cuts and lay-offs are on the rise in manufacturing and technology-related industries, but China wants to create 11 million new urban new job this year
27 minutes ago
China’s state sector came to the rescue in the 2008 financial crisis to ensure that employment levels were maintained even as global trade was collapsing. Photo: XinhuaChina’s state sector came to the rescue in the 2008 financial crisis to ensure that employment levels were maintained even as global trade was collapsing. Photo: Xinhua
China economy
Can China count on its state-owned companies to boost ailing employment?
27 minutes ago
  • China’s state-owned enterprises came to the rescue in the 2008 financial crisis to ensure that employment levels were maintained even as global trade was collapsing
  • Salary cuts and lay-offs are on the rise in manufacturing and technology-related industries, but China wants to create 11 million new urban new job this year
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