Factories covet young, female workers like Ms. Sheng because they are considered better at assembly line work and more docile than young men. In the past, these workers were largely cut off from the outside world, but now they use text messages or e-mail to check with friends at other factories about wages and treatment.* (BetterInformationSqueezesProfits)

: On the other hand, labour rights monitoring not working : http://crookedtimber.org/2005/04/22/labour-rights-in-china/

JohnRobb points out that China's investment in the US dollar is not a co-ordinated national strategy but a bottom-up, decentralized swarming behaviout : http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/johnrobb/2005/06/decentralized_c.html

Does this make it more or less robust?

JohnRobb (again!) reports rumours of 20,000 "terrorist incidents" in China each year! : http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/johnrobb/2005/08/globalguerrill1.html

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Increasing industrialization brings social unrest, put-down brutally by the government : http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/09/international/asia/09cnd-china.html?hp&ex=1134190800&en=a42a6c1e282d9ade&ei=5094&partner=homepage

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