Men wait in an employment agency for a car to take them to their new jobs, in Shanghai on April 28. Photo: AFP Men wait in an employment agency for a car to take them to their new jobs, in Shanghai on April 28. Photo: AFP
Men wait in an employment agency for a car to take them to their new jobs, in Shanghai on April 28. Photo: AFP
Aidan Yao
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Aidan Yao

China must act fast to avert the disaster of mass unemployment amid the coronavirus onslaught

  • Anecdotal evidence suggests more jobs are being lost than is being captured in official data. Without forceful, timely policy support to protect the livelihood of its teeming workers, including 170 million rural migrants, China’s fragile economic recovery won’t go far

Men wait in an employment agency for a car to take them to their new jobs, in Shanghai on April 28. Photo: AFP Men wait in an employment agency for a car to take them to their new jobs, in Shanghai on April 28. Photo: AFP
Men wait in an employment agency for a car to take them to their new jobs, in Shanghai on April 28. Photo: AFP
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