Liu Mei (right) and her husband, Chu Yangjian, wait to board their train home at the Foshan train station on Monday. Photo: Gloria Chan Liu Mei (right) and her husband, Chu Yangjian, wait to board their train home at the Foshan train station on Monday. Photo: Gloria Chan
Liu Mei (right) and her husband, Chu Yangjian, wait to board their train home at the Foshan train station on Monday. Photo: Gloria Chan
China economy

Bittersweet Chinese Lunar New Year holiday: migrant workers sent home early as factories struggle with economic downturn

People at Foshan station preparing to make long, once-a-year trip back to their families anxious about jobs as Guangdong manufacturers hit by fall in orders

Topic |   China economy
Liu Mei (right) and her husband, Chu Yangjian, wait to board their train home at the Foshan train station on Monday. Photo: Gloria Chan Liu Mei (right) and her husband, Chu Yangjian, wait to board their train home at the Foshan train station on Monday. Photo: Gloria Chan
Liu Mei (right) and her husband, Chu Yangjian, wait to board their train home at the Foshan train station on Monday. Photo: Gloria Chan
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