Trouble in the World's Factory Slowing Economy Spurs Disquiet in China

With factories running out of money and workers fearing for their wages, the global crisis has hit China at full tilt. The country's political leadership is implementing aggressive countermeasures.
Factory workers smashed up an office during a protest at Kaida toy factory in Dongguan, Guangdong province in November.

Factory workers smashed up an office during a protest at Kaida toy factory in Dongguan, Guangdong province in November.

Foto: REUTERS
An employee works on a Santa Claus toy inside a factory producing Christmas decorations on the outskirts of Guangzhou. Demand for cheaply made Chinese goods has shrivelled with the global financial crisis.

An employee works on a Santa Claus toy inside a factory producing Christmas decorations on the outskirts of Guangzhou. Demand for cheaply made Chinese goods has shrivelled with the global financial crisis.

Foto: REUTERS
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