Political Risk

PLA faces enlistment crunch with fewer young Chinese

“Foxconn, the contracted manufacturer for US tech giant Apple, has been accused of forcing student interns at its Zhengzhou base in central China’s Henan province to work extra hours in a bid to rev up output of iPhone Xs for an expected sales boom over the festive season. Labor rights issues aside, the revelation comes amid a trend that may be worrying for some in China – the country now has fewer youngsters who can enter the labor market and shore up productivity, a demographic slump that could hurt its economic future.”

Source: PLA faces enlistment crunch with fewer young Chinese | Asia Times

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