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In China’s manufacturing hub of Dongguan, a sock maker struggles to keep his factory from folding

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]After nearly three decades, Lin Danru, 54, fears that his sock factory’s days are numbered. Export orders have dried up amid the coronavirus pandemic. Domestic sales have plunged. And frankly, none of his five daughters want anything to do with the antiquated manufacturing business model.The warehouse of his factory, Staryee Knitting, in the manufacturing hub of Dongguan in southern China’s Pearl River Delta, is full of boxes upon boxes of unsold socks. Lin estimates 4 million unsold pairs are…

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After nearly three decades, Lin Danru, 54, fears that his sock factory’s days are numbered. Export orders have dried up amid the coronavirus pandemic. Domestic sales have plunged. And frankly, none of his five daughters want anything to do with the antiquated manufacturing business model.The warehouse of his factory, Staryee Knitting, in the manufacturing hub of Dongguan in southern China’s Pearl River Delta, is full of boxes upon boxes of unsold socks. Lin estimates 4 million unsold pairs are…

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