Many of China’s young migrant workers – long the backbone of its manufacturing industry – are seeking alternatives to factory jobs. Illustration: Brian Wang
‘Factory jobs can’t teach you anything’: China’s migrants seek pastures new
  • Economists say China has reached a stage of economic development where young people are less inclined to take low-wage factory work, as better options are available
  • Automation is helping manufacturers offset labour losses, but a lack of skilled engineers and other specialists is also slowing the development of advanced technologies
22 Apr 2022 - 10:38AM