China’s rapid economic growth has brought many people out of poverty. But there are deep fissures behind the impressive GDP figures. China’s rise is built on a factory system that relies on hundreds of millions of exploited workers who have migrated from China’s rural regions. After decades of wage suppression and political repression, they face an uncertain future. In an interview, Jenny Chan talks about Apple—the iconic twenty-first-century multinational corporation—its contractor Foxconn, and the Chinese workers who are “dying for an iPhone” (the title of Chan’s book with Mark Selden and Pun Ngai).
|Number of pages||40|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Apr 2021|
- labor politics
- global value chains