Are factory jobs leaving China because of the U.S. tariffs?

by Jennifer Pak Dec 18, 2019
China's statistics show 3.8 million manufacturing jobs disappeared from urban areas last year.
Workers at a shoe factory in Southern China. Most of them come from the poor countryside to give their families a better life.
Shanghai 808 Studio
China 70

China's struggling shoe components suppliers contemplate their futures

by Jennifer Pak Oct 4, 2019
Three shoe component suppliers discuss the U.S.-China trade war and the changes they have seen in the last few decades.
A shoe heel manufacturer in southern China's Dongguan city exports mainly to the U.S.
Shanghai 808 Studio
China 70

The people who connect the China and U.S. markets

by Jennifer Pak Oct 4, 2019
Darren Quon and James Gau worked in manufacturing before moving into the business of consulting and sourcing.
Skyline of Dongguan city, a manufacturing hub.
Charles Zhang/Marketplace
China 70

The children of Chinese factory workers

by Jennifer Pak Oct 2, 2019
As part of a series on Communist China’s 70th anniversary, Marketplace’s China correspondent Jennifer Pak and Shanghai bureau news assistant, Charles Zhang, spoke to people in the country’s shoe industry – the world’s biggest – about their achievements and challenges over…
Hu Maolin was left in the care of his grandmother when he was two years old, while his parents worked in the cities.
Photo courtesy of Shanghai 808 Studio

Tariffs? China's nut and bolt industry has survived them

by Jennifer Pak Oct 30, 2018
When the EU cracked down, Chinese companies turned to U.S. market. Now, they may do the reverse.
A display case at a nut and bolt industry fair in Shanghai in October 2018.
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Tariffs? China's nut and bolt industry has survived them

by Jennifer Pak Oct 30, 2018
When the EU cracked down, Chinese companies turned to U.S. market. Now, they may do the reverse.
A display case at a nut and bolt industry fair in Shanghai in October 2018.
Charles Zhang/Marketplace

What is the future like for hog farmers in this country?

by Kai Ryssdal and Josie Fan Jun 15, 2018
China imposed tariffs on U.S. pork in April. Every day, "I'm afraid we're one step closer down the road to a trade war," one farmer says.
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