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NYTimes: Mexico: The New China

One of the few well-reasoned articles about manufacturing leaving China. NYTimes: Mexico: The New China http://nyti.ms/Wo0qiu
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Economy, Southern China

Gordon Chang gets it wrong again (updated post)

UPDATED: Gordon Chang’s latest Forbes article reads a bit like pornography for those frustrated China-watchers who are excited by bad China news, and who get off fantasizing about a China crash & burn.  As with most China-fail enthusiasts, he downplays the financial and political resources available to the central government which might mitigate downturns in the economy. (A link to …

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Gordon C. Chang, Politics, Southern China, 章家敦

Gordon Chang gets it wrong again (updated post)

UPDATED: Gordon Chang’s latest Forbes article reads a bit like pornography for those frustrated China-watchers who are excited by bad China news, and who get off fantasizing about a China crash & burn.  As with most China-fail enthusiasts, he downplays the financial and political resources available to the central government which might mitigate downturns in the economy. (A link to …

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Gordon C. Chang, Politics, Southern China, 章家敦

Gordon Chang invents a new genre of porn– “China Fail”

Gordon Chang’s latest Forbes article reads a bit like pornography for those frustrated China-watchers who are hot & bothered to see China fail, and fail spectacularly. As usual, he downplays the financial and political resources available to the central government which could be used to mitigate problems in the economy. (A link to the article …

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Economy, Gordon Chang, inventory, Manufacturing, Politics, Regional News, Southern China

Your Purchasing Manager is corrupt.

HERE’S WHAT YOU SHOULD DO ABOUT IT   I’m often asked by foreign factory managers in China how I would handle the various difficult situations that might arise; fake resumes (fire the perpetrator), violence among the workers (fire anyone who throws a punch), sexual harassment (fire the guy who…), etc. But the one questions I get …

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bribery, corruption, Labor Issues, Labor Management, Manufacturing, Southern China, 好转

China manufacturing ain’t going nowhere.

I hate to say “I told you so”, but… Time was, when everyone was talking a manufacturing exodus from China. I felt like the lone voice saying “not so fast!” I cited a number of strategies which offset rising labor and other manufacturing costs mainly by adding value, as opposed to chasing cheaper labor. Now …

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Economy, Labor Issues, Labor Management, Manufacturing, Pearl River Delta, Southern China

China manufacturing ain’t going nowhere.

I hate to say “I told you so”, but… Time was, when everyone was talking a manufacturing exodus from China. I felt like the lone voice saying “not so fast!” I cited a number of strategies which offset rising labor and other manufacturing costs mainly by adding value, as opposed to chasing cheaper labor. Now …

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Economy, Labor Issues, Labor Management, Manufacturing, Pearl River Delta, Southern China

PRD manufacturing: who’s moving inland?

Just who are these manufacturers who keep moving inland to chase cheap labor? Global Sources Security Products answers this question in their May 11 article , at least with regards to LED and security devices. First, a look at who isn’t moving away from the PRD and why? Despite the promise of lower production costs, …

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Economy, Labor Issues, Southern China

Service-rich manufacturing: China’s new killer app?

  Lots of experts are still talking about how manufacturers in China, faced with rising labor and other manufacturing costs, might preserve their competitiveness and profitability. Here’s rundown on the strategies championed (mostly by those who manufacture nothing… but that’s another story). GO STATESIDE: Everyone chased cheap labor to China. Now that it’s not so cheap …

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Economy, Labor Issues, Labor Management, LEAN, Manufacturing, Southern China

Made in America: the reports of its resurrection are greatly exaggerated

The predictions of a re-shoring trend may be greatly overblown. I commented on this post over on Forbes: “Why Mass Employment in Manufacturing Isn’t Coming Back: It’s The Productivity“. While it’s true that increased labor rates and perceived supply chain risks in China and other “low-cost countries” may prompt some manufacturers to “re-shore” production back …

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Economy, Labor Issues, Manufacturing, outsourcing, Southern China, total value

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