Migrant workers arrive at Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing, on February 26, from a special train transporting 470 migrant workers from Chongqing to Beijing. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus: China’s huge migrant worker population bearing the brunt of economic shutdown

  • Migrant workers could lose a combined US$115 billion in wages as factories struggle to resume output and many services businesses remain closed
  • Nearly impossible for them to make up lost wages by working longer hours, analysts say, since earnings largely supplemented by commission
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
Migrant workers arrive at Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing, on February 26, from a special train transporting 470 migrant workers from Chongqing to Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
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