Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

China wants its factory workers to rival the Germans, but will ‘lying flat’ youth rise to the challenge?

  • With blue collar factory work linked to poor pay and prospects, many Chinese are choosing to do nothing at all rather than buy into the ‘996’ work culture
  • As China focuses on wealth for all, and becoming a manufacturing hub to rival Germany, bridging the skilled workers gap is the challenge

Topic |   Communist Party politics
Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
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