‘Made in China’ Moves into Russia’s Backyard – Daniel Sershen

From The Christian Science Monitor

Twenty years ago, Mamat Atmotoyev’s refrigerator was made in Minsk and his samovar was likely to have come from the Russian city of Tula.

But things have changed in his native Kyrgyzstan since the fall of the Soviet Union, and now the products that he uses every day are more likely to be made in Dongguan, China, than in Donetsk, Ukraine.

Mr. Atmotoyev is the owner of a clothing shop, one of hundreds of tiny stalls at the massive Dordoi market outside Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan‘s capital.[Full Text]


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