Chinese industries that rely on manual labour are facing a worker shortage. Photo: AP
Chinese industries that rely on manual labour are facing a worker shortage. Photo: AP
China jobs

China’s factories are wrestling with labour shortages. Age-old prejudice partly explains why

  • The problem can partly be explained by long-held perceptions that blue-collar work is inferior and for people with a poor education
  • By 2025, there will be a shortage of nearly 30 million workers in the manufacturing sector, the Ministry of Education estimates

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Chinese industries that rely on manual labour are facing a worker shortage. Photo: AP
Chinese industries that rely on manual labour are facing a worker shortage. Photo: AP
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