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Topic - Steven Lewis
Tens of thousands of Chinese workers are killed in workplace accidents each year because the communist nation relies on local authorities to enforce national safety guidelines, which companies and local governments routinely ignore for the sake of production.
China, which will soon surpass the United States as the world's top manufacturing economy, has begun to focus more efforts on promoting a service-based economy.
Mr. Lewis noted, though, that the competitive advantage is slight, given China's low wages.
"It's a labor cost borne by the workers," said Steven Lewis, a research fellow at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University.