Migrant worker Li Zhong spent 79 yuan (US$11.5) on a new shirt ahead of his interview. Photo: He Huifeng

China’s migrant workers worried by dwindling jobs, low pay, as US trade war impact runs deep

  • China has some 280 million migrant workers, but factories are downsizing, cutting overtime and even relocating overseas
  • Mood of factory workers underlines outlook from purchasing managers' index and export order as Trump administration tariffs hit orders
Topic |   China economy

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Migrant worker Li Zhong spent 79 yuan (US$11.5) on a new shirt ahead of his interview. Photo: He Huifeng
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He Huifeng

He Huifeng

He Huifeng is an award-winning journalist and has been focusing on mainland news reporting since 2001 for several overseas media. She has gained an in-depth knowledge of political, economic and social issues on the mainland through years of close observation, which has given her a love for journalism in the field.