Work Life in China: One Woman's Perspective

Normally, I wouldn't reference an article in The Wall Street Journal here, since you have to be a paying subscriber to gain access to its online content. But yesterday's issue included a feature that's worth reading in order to understand the labor market that exists in China right now — and The WSJ is having an open house, which means you can get to the article for free.

“The Chinese Dream” profiles 18-year-old Lu Qingmin, who journeys from a small village where her future prospects are modest to the factories of Dongguan, China, where she parlays her work experience (and other qualities) into new and better jobs. You can read it here.