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China’s Workforce – Past, Present, and Future Posted by on May 1, 2015

In many countries around the world – including China – May 1st is celebrated as Labor Day (劳动节 – láo dòng jié). The date was chosen to commemorate the Haymarket affair which occurred in Chicago on May 4th, 1886. What started out as a peaceful rally pushing for an 8-hour work day ended in tragedy…

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China’s Ghost Cities Posted by on Oct 6, 2013

We’ve all heard of Beijing and Shanghai – China’s massive mega-cities that are known around the world. Millions of Chinese people live in these metropolises, and even millions more would do just about anything in their power to join them. In short, more people want to live there than actually can; as a result, home…

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Labor Day in China Posted by on Apr 30, 2013

Tomorrow is a national holiday here in China – Labor Day (劳动节 – láo dòng jié). Known more colloquially as “May Day” (五一节 – wǔ yī jié), this holiday always falls on May 1st. Actually, May 1st is International Labor Day, as it is an official holiday in over 80 countries. Until 2008, this was…

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