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In China, Factories See Worker Shortage

The bustling factories in southern China, which provide goods for the country's vast and growing overseas market, can't get enough workers even in the world's most populous country. This is due largely to increased demand for labor, poor working conditions, and the fact that Chinese now have other options -- among them the tourism and computer industries. NPR's Rob Gifford reports.

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Rob Gifford
Rob Gifford is the NPR foreign correspondent based in Shanghai.