We are speechless at the ability of China to use/exploit its bottomless labor pool. Well, guess what. Just like the U.S.A., the UK, Japan and the rest of the developed world, as Chinese workers prosper, they want what all who have come before them want. This quote from a worker in an FT (0601) article, “Chinese Workers Swap Angst for Anger“:
“We’re different from our parents’ generation. Their wishes were simple—earn some money and return to their hometown. We want to stay in the cities and enjoy our lives here. But we demand respect.”
Chapter & verse & punctuation marks, that’s what our (USA) workers said in, perhaps, the 1930s, eh?