(China-82) New generation of migrant workers in China today..

SPECIAL NOTE: 2018 sees happy faces of new migrant workers in China…the first or older generation of migrants were mostly uneducated youth happy to find work in the major cities in China…they are the ones, workers, laborers and builders who helped to build the China we see and visit and enjoy today. They were the first ones to leave homes, some never to return leaving their parents without sons or daughters…because they did not do well and did not make wealth…though some did make wealth and do return home to build bigger homes in the villages for their aging parents to enjoy…Now the new generation, in some sense, are not desperate for work and they are able to pick and choose what they want to do…for this and other reasons Modern China is going through a labor shortage crisis, to the extent some factories have to close down…Labor cost is going up and up and this drives many old established businesses to seek elsewhere to get their products for profits…China today faces competitors from all over the world, with Vietnam, the neighbor, the biggest competitor of all because of cheaper labor and vast number of young people seeking work. The world is changing…China did enjoy at least 40 years or more of cheap labor and florishing manufacturing center of the world, now the competitors are everywhere around the globe…President Xi understands this and is pushing China to go high-tech! And many high tech companies in China are leading the way…surpassing world expectations…Will China take over that spot from Japan, for years known for its lasting, durable and near flawless products in the world markets! Steve Xiamen, China May 11 (I returned from London to Xiamen to spend some time with Jake, whose father passed alway suddenly in early May).

New generation of migrant workers pursue their dream in cities

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-05-11

 

Editor’s Note: New generation of migrant workers, 10.3 percent of whom are college graduates, have become the main force of migrant workers, according to a 2017 report released by the National Bureau of Statistics.

While the first generation of migrant workers, who often did not have education or training, did menial jobs in cities and used their hard-earned money in improving their families’ livelihood. The new generation not only wants to earn more, but also integrate into cities.

Here’s a look at the lives of some new-generation workers in cities.

 

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chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-05-11 10:56

Editor’s Note: New generation of migrant workers, 10.3 percent of whom are college graduates, have become the main force of migrant workers, according to a 2017 report released by the National Bureau of Statistics.

While the first generation of migrant workers, who often did not have education or training, did menial jobs in cities and used their hard-earned money in improving their families’ livelihood. The new generation not only wants to earn more, but also integrate into cities.

Here’s a look at the lives of some new-generation workers in cities.

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