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China debt crunch

'No money': The human toll of China Evergrande's financial crisis

Unpaid workers in limbo as property developer's debts rack up

An unfinished theme park in Taicang that is part of the Evergrande Cultural Tourism City
An unfinished theme park in Taicang that is part of the Evergrande Cultural Tourism City. (Picture by CK Tan)

SHANGHAI -- As China Evergrande tries to claw its way out of financial crisis and global markets fret over its fate, the lives of the ordinary people who work for the property developer and its many contractors are on hold.

On Thursday, about 10 middle-aged people gathered in front of the entrance to the group's sales office in Taicang, a provincial city next to Shanghai.

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