China's Bosses Size Up a Changing Labor Force

Chinese workers on a television set assembly line in Shenyang, Liaoning Province in 2012 Photograph by MARK/EPA via Corbis

John Liu is the 31-year-old founder and owner of Harderson International, a small factory in southern China that applies paint and decals to ceramics and glass. His showroom includes samples of tinted perfume bottles made for Ralph Lauren and Kate Spade.

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