Posted by: 1of10boyz | January 21, 2013


I can attest to this problem. We struggle with the our construction contractor having enough people all of the time. It looks like we are going to see greater opportunity for subcontractors in the nuclear industry. When the Chinese finally realize that they need subcontractors to finish this endeavor of reactors is anyone’s guess.

China Daily Mail

China’s growth rebound may be capped by a labour force squeeze and shrinking resources that leave the government satisfied with rates of expansion as low as half the peak during the past decade.

A pace of 7 percent to 8 percent reflects economic forces, Ma Jiantang, head of the National Bureau of Statistics, said on Jan. 18 after reporting 7.9 percent expansion in the fourth quarter from a year earlier. He said a decline last year in the working-age population was of “great importance.”

Ma’s comments bolster the contention that China’s economy is permanently downshifting a gear as its one-child policy drives down the labour force. Slower growth presents challenges for incoming leaders Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang, and may limit the country’s potential as a market for everything from Australian iron ore to German machinery.

“A declining labour force is just one of several economic…

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