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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