The phrase ‘iron bowl’ is little known to those outside China.
It used to refer to jobs at state-owned companies.
Once hired, you will never have to worry about being fired.
But that bowl was crushed under the massive restructuring plan China rolled out two decades ago.
Hundreds-of-thousands were laid off.
As part of our special series “the Big Picture”, CGTN’s Han Bin reports on the struggles that these people face.