A now-closed factory in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, in 2007. Pictures: Zigor Aldama

From Made in China to Created in China: how nation turned itself from world’s sweatshop to global innovator in just one decade

While the ‘Made in China’ label has long held negative connotations, the newly embraced ‘Created in China’ designation celebrates a nation that is blazing a trail in manufacturing, technology and the new economy

Topic |   China economy

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A now-closed factory in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, in 2007. Pictures: Zigor Aldama
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Zigor Aldama

Zigor Aldama

Zigor Aldama is an award-winning journalist from Spain. Focused on social issues, he's been covering Asia from China since 1999. He lives in Shanghai and his work is currently published in Spanish by the newspapers of Vocento group and El País.