Mar 1, 2010

And now for the good news: China has a labour shortage

China's economic development still has a long way to go, but news of labour shortages is actually positive for the rest of the world. This is just what happens as an emerging economy moves towards maturity.

Glenn Dyer — <em>Crikey</em> business and media commentator

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

The Financial Times had the story first in its Saturday editions.

With Chinese exports back to their early 2008 levels, factory owners are worried about their ability to service a surge in orders now that a new manufacturing cycle has begun after the lunar new year holidays.

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