Reply to post: Re: ...and a 100 million jobs will be exported to Chinese slaves

Nearly a million retail jobs will be destroyed by the march of tech, warns trade body

Alan Brown Silver badge

Re: ...and a 100 million jobs will be exported to Chinese slaves

Chinese workers are already earning as much as US minimum wage and the rates are increasing - it's getting harder to recruit migrants from the inner provinces to the coastal ones where the factories are and harder to retain them once trained.

better transportation links are helping, but at some point logistics of labour will dictate inland factories for the stuff which can't be robotised - Foxxcon is already the world's largest user of robots on assembly lines - and the trains will haul freight not people.

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