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Workers’ Paradise Missing Personal Growth: Alexandra Harney

Even with Chinese factory wages up more than 20 percent this year, the country’s labor shortage is already forcing some plants to turn away business.

That underscores the reality behind the Foxconn International Holdings Ltd. suicides and the strikes at Honda Motor Co.: Chinese factory managers have no idea what their employees really want, migrant workers from the countryside are quitting jobs faster than before and high turnover is hindering productivity growth at Chinese factories.