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Trouble in China

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The dramatic fall in the US economy came as official unemployment rates in China were set to rise to 4.5 percent – the highest in a decade.
Issue 2130

The dramatic fall in the US economy came as official unemployment rates in China were set to rise to 4.5 percent – the highest in a decade.

That figure does not include the millions of migrant workers who have been forced to return to the countryside after being laid off.

Last week hundreds of workers stormed into an abandoned toy factory in Dongguan, a southern town synonymous with sweat‑shops. The protesters then destroyed police cars and ransacked offices as managers fled.

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