China’s wealthy families are turning to long holidays abroad as efforts to emigrate halted

  • Foreign lifestyle experiences are becoming more popular as citizens seek to escape pollution, food and medicine safety worries and authoritarian government controls
  • Citizens encountering more barriers to their dreams of travelling abroad, with severe limits on moving money overseas and restrictions on visiting foreign countries
Topic |   China economy

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Workers take nap in a job agency near Zhengzhou Foxconn, Henan province. Photo: Cissy Zhou

iPhones cost US$800, I was offered a job at Foxconn to assemble them for US$1.7 per hour, 40 hours per week

  • A South China Morning Post reporter’s experience visiting Foxconn’s huge facility in Zhengzhou, in China’s Henan province
  • Foxconn desperate for new hires as weak iPhone demand has led to less overtime, prompting workers to quit
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Workers take nap in a job agency near Zhengzhou Foxconn, Henan province. Photo: Cissy Zhou
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