China needs 11.8m workers. Here's how to close its labour gap

A man walks near the Huangpu River as snow falls in downtown Shanghai January 26, 2008. Heavy snow and rain closed airports, highways and train lines across central and eastern China on Saturday, stranding tens of thousands of travellers and threatening to block food supplies. REUTERS/ Nir Elias (CHINA) - GM1DXCXXMUAA

Could gaps in its labour force prompt China to change immigration policies and its education system? Image: REUTERS/ Nir Elias

Meng Ke
Associate Professor, Tsinghua University
Yuke Li
Researcher, College of Engineering, Westlake Institute for Advanced Study
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