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Job losses mount as China factories sputter amid trade woes

Interviews with workers, business owners reveal more firms will shut this year as the prolonged tensions curtail orders

As orders trickle in and some production lines grind to a halt, many Chinese businesses have reduced hours and done away with overtime in a bid to cut costs.


WANG Zhishen was thrilled when Danish shipper AP Moller-Maersk gave him two months' paid leave, relishing the chance to spend time with his wife and daughters in China's remote Gansu province.

But his euphoria over what he thought was an...

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