Chinese Industrial Labor Force Standard of Living Unchanged for the Last 50 years

17 de may de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Chinese Industrial Labor Force Standard of Living Unchanged for the Last 50 years.</h1><p><center><img height="298" src="/files/pictures/3ed75c1e6d34492bd36294821726133a/original.jpg" width="218" /></center></p><p>May 17 (EIRNS) - A Chinese scholar from a leading Beijing think tank has confirmed to EIR that, despite the popular opinion in the west that China's general population is rapidly getting richer, the standard of living of the industrial, blue-collar workforce, supposedly at the center of the booming Chinese economy, has not changed over the past 50 years. Combined with the continued extreme poverty of the agricultural workforce, there is a dangerous potential for economic and social instability across China in the case of a breakdown of the imports to the US, or a similar economic crisis.</p><p>The scholar also indicated that this problem is at the center of President Hu Jintao's intention to shift the underlying economic structure of China over the next year, from a primary focus on exports, to that of enhanced domestic consumption and a general welfare orientation, with a broad safety net.</p></div></body>