"That day, we just went to work as usual. We didn't know our factory had shut down until we saw the noticeon the gate. We were shocked. It's unbelievable, such a big factory went bankrupt overnight!" A dismayed44-year-old Xiang Yulian was referencing October 15, 2008, when two large toy companies underDongguan Hejun Group of Guangdong Province formally declared bankruptcy. Xiang, a migrant workerfrom Daxian County, Sichuan Province, along with two family members, suddenly had no job. And they had plenty ofcompany, with diminished employment prospects impacting a broad range of demographic sectors.