[R-C] Quelque 20 millions de Chinois ayant quitté la campagne pour tenter de se trouver du travail dans les mégapoles de l’Empire du Milieu ont dû rebrousser chemin en raison de leur incapacité à se trouver du travail ou après avoir été licenciés, a annoncé lundi un responsable gouvernemental.
[TimesOnline] Bankruptcies, unemployment and social unrest are spreading more widely in China than officially reported, according to independent research that paints an ominous picture for the world economy.
The research was conducted for The Sunday Times over the last two months in three provinces vital to Chinese trade – Guangdong, Zhejiang and Jiangsu. It found that the global economic crisis has scythed through exports and set off dozens of protests that are never mentioned by the state media.
[Guardian] Around 20 million migrant workers have returned to the Chinese countryside after failing to find work in the cities because of the economic downturn, a senior official said today.
The figure – greater than the population of Australia – is double a previous official estimate and will heighten the concerns of the Chinese authorities about maintaining stability.