China’s manufacturers cut jobs for the fifth straight month to reduce costs in August. Photo: Xinhua
China’s manufacturers cut jobs for the fifth straight month to reduce costs in August. Photo: Xinhua

China manufacturing: slowing export momentum, zero-Covid spell trouble for migrant workers

  • Chinese manufacturing and export hub Dongguan has seen a spate of factory closures in recent months
  • Covid controls, market turmoil from the Ukraine war and sluggish global demand are creating challenges

China’s manufacturers cut jobs for the fifth straight month to reduce costs in August. Photo: Xinhua
China’s manufacturers cut jobs for the fifth straight month to reduce costs in August. Photo: Xinhua
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