Chinese Self-Employed Top 100 Million
What may be most interesting is what the government doesn't know about these workers. So much self-sufficiency may indicate a thriving underground economy and culture, out of sight of a state that remains paternal and wary of uncontrolled activity. Additionally, are we sure these workers -- especially those on the lower end of the scale -- actually "prefer" to work in this manner, or are these simply the only jobs available?
Source: China View