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Long hours: Workers sewing Mango jeans in garment factory in city of Shenzhen. Chinese work an average of 47 hours a week, compared with 40 in the UK.
“The average working week in China is 47 hours, compared with roughly 40 hours in the UK and just 30 in some EU countries. But Chinese workers earn just a tenth of what Europeans are paid.
Britain’s ‘sloth-inducing’ labour laws and lavish welfare system are at the root of the country’s economic malaise, a senior member of the Chinese government warned last night.
Jin Liqun, chairman of the country’s vast sovereign wealth fund, China Investment Corporation, said people in the West needed to ‘work a bit harder’ if they wanted to escape the recession.”
Cheap: Workers assemble cars at the Shenlong Auto plant in Wuhan, central China. They earn, on average, a tenth of what a European worker can expect
Source: Mail Online
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