ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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HONG KONG-China s Manpower Exports

January 16, 1982 HONG KONG China's Manpower Exports Michel Chossudovsky THE reintegration of the Chinese economy into the capitalist international division of labour is characterised by the rapid development of cheap labour export processing industries. The average industrial wage rate in China is equivalent (at the official exchange rate) to slightly more than one dollar a day (34 US $ a month). In the words of economist Xue Muquiao, in relation to China's foreign trade: "Our strong points are an ample supply of labour power, a low cost of living and rich natural resources..." (interview, Beijing Review, September China's new approach to foreign

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