The lingerie companies’ proprietors dismiss suggestions they run “sweatshop factories”, saying the sewing workers make a decent salary. Chen Haili, 30, has been working in the business for six years. Photo: Tom Wang

How a sleepy farming hamlet in rural Jiangsu became China’s thriving lingerie capital

Guanyun used to be known for growing wheat and rice but now it is the centre of a multimillion-dollar manufacturing industry built on racy underwear

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The lingerie companies’ proprietors dismiss suggestions they run “sweatshop factories”, saying the sewing workers make a decent salary. Chen Haili, 30, has been working in the business for six years. Photo: Tom Wang
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