Fearing a housing bust that could trigger social unease, one district-level government in the southwestern province of Guizhou urged officials to ensure migrant workers employed on Evergrande projects received their salaries, according to a copy of an official notice viewed by The Wall Street Journal.

The notice, which was sent to a group of local officials assigned to deal with potential Evergrande fallout, called on cadres to attach great importance to the seriousness of Evergrandes problems