In China, Auto Boom Fuels Workers’ Aspirations – Wall Street Journal
NANJING, China—Johnny Wang grew up in a small town in the poor Anhui province in rural, eastern China, where even riding in a car, let alone owning one was a dream. Landing a job in China’s booming auto industry changed all that.
Mr. Wang, 32, is a voice recognition engineer at Ford Motor Co.’s research and engineering lab in neighboring Nanjing. His wife, Xiang Jun, 32, works for Chery Automobile Co. some 56 miles away in Wuhu, where the couple owns an apartment. Mr. Wang rents an apartment nearer to his workplace and…