China’s Growing Pains Turn Mean

For decades, China has hinged growth to a willingness to produce at all costs, forcing its vast workforce to pay the price. At IT firm Foxconn, which produces popular Apple products, suicides havemarred day-to-day life.  Elsewhere,strikes and worker protests are growing. Beijing has responded with wage hikes and a demand that companies pay greater attention to worker rights. But these measures fail to take into account a harsher reality, namely that China must overhaul its development model if it wants to continue rapid growth.



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