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China's garment factories try to stay one stitch ahead

Automation is key for textile makers amid soaring wages

Chenfeng's garment factory in China's eastern Jiangsu Province has introduced hangers and sensors to raise productivity.

CHANGZHOU, China -- Chinese garment makers that produce for global for clothing labels are automating and rethinking their production process to make their factories more efficient. As the country's labor costs soar, contractors are fighting to stay competitive with rivals elsewhere in Asia.

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