Is China Taking Its Nose off the Grindstone?
Work less. Play more. Spend more. That’s not how China managed to surpass Japan and become the world’s second-largest economy in just one generation of fast growth. It’s more like: nose to the grindstone, long hours, cheap wages, save and invest everything.
So it may come as a surprise that China’s trying to emulate European-style vacations. At least, that’s what it sounds like. A recent memo from the powerful State Council, the highest level of government, urged Chinese companies to send their workers home at noon on Fridays, thereby introducing the four-and-a-half-day work week
News 23 hours ago
also, Chinese retirement age is 55 for men and 50 for women. Pretty nice.
SohoBobo 21 hours ago
Just as we are demanding more work for less pay! This is enormously significant. While our morale sinks further, theirs rises. And it is equally important that corrupt profiteers and politicians are being dealt with more severely there. I believe there was actually an execution a year or two back.
Feeling superior to China and shipping them our industries is a terribly dangerous path.
100% 14 hours ago
You people sure don’t keep up with world news. China is suffocating, they are scaling back factory output trying to save their own lives. The air pollution is killing them, it has even reached California with it’s yellow dust.
Peopleshouldthink 20 hours ago
I just always wanted to live somewhere where they have siestas.
The thought of several hours everyday to eat lunch, take a walk, and a nice nap would do more for me. If only there was a “Pro Siesta” candidate to vote for.
Denis 16 hours ago
I think China is doing what other developed countries have been doing all the time. What is so fuzz about this? Leave China alone and take care the mess Americans are facing domestically.