Ever wondered about those constructions sites you see everywhere in China? Construction foreman Mr. Shen (age 55) filled me in on what goes on at a typical Shanghai site. The salary figure he gave for average workers – Y2000 per month plus healthcare – is interesting when compared with a 2007 study by Fudan University, which found that migrant workers across China only averaged about Y1200 per month.
Occupation: Owner of a Clothing Boutique
How long have you had your store?
Four years. I opened it right after I graduated from university.
Wow, that took some courage!
When you’re young you don’t think about the risks involved. You’re more naïve.