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Economy

Why China's urban labor shortage is a myth

Workers in Beijing heading home for the Spring Festival holidays wait to board a train specifically for migrant laborers on Feb. 13. (Getty Images)

China is experiencing a significant shortage of urban unskilled labor, the direct result of a reduced supply of workers from the rural sector. Many say this is a clear sign that China has reached the Lewis turning point, where the supply of excess labor diminishes so much that wage pressure rises significantly.

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