According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China’s textile industry suffered decreasing exports and profits this year.
“Wages kept rising in the past few years. For example, in our factory, the workers now earn twice what they earned five years ago,” Li said.
“Overseas demand might rise when the economic situation improves. However, the decrease in the number of workers cannot stop. I can’t see any future for my factory in more than 10 years,” said Zhang.