From Tiananmen Square to the world's factory

  • From Tiananmen Square to the world's factory

    WENZHOU, CHINA - DECEMBER 1: (CHINA OUT) A Chinese potter works at a ceramic tile factory on December 1, 2004 in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. Some workers are suffering from the pneumoconiosis because the bad working condition here. According to the National Institute of Occupational Health and Poison Center, pneumoconiosis has become a most common occupational disease in China, topping the list of all 115 sorts of occupational diseases. Workers from construction sites, chemical factories and mining areas suffer seriously from the disease, inadequate safety practices and government inspections were largely to blame for some deaths of pneumoconiosis workers.(Photo by China Photos/GettyImages) *** Local Caption *** nil China Photos

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    China's enormous growth over the last four decades has focused on transitioning from a largely agricultural economy into a manufacturing powerhouse.