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China Inc. dangles bonuses to lure back workers amid virus fears

Foxconn offers $1,000 signing bonus for first-time recruits

Workers wearing masks assemble car seats at a factory in Shanghai.   © Reuters

BEIJING/GUANGZHOU -- More than a third of China's 300 million migrant workers have yet to return to their jobs due to the coronavirus epidemic, forcing the public and private sectors to offer various financial incentives to restore the missing labor.

Wang Guosheng, the Communist Party boss of Henan Province, conducted an inspection tour Tuesday of an iPhone factory in Zhengzhou that is operated by Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group.

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