Damien Cave at The New York Times reports that some U.S. companies are finding convenience in...
by Josh Rudolph | Aug 8, 2013
Earlier this week at The Atlantic, Matt Schiavenza analyzed an infographic published by the International Business Times to show that, despite rising labor costs, we can expect China to remain a dominant force in global...
by zhou shuren | Aug 12, 2011
American multinational corporations are seeing their margins cut as increased costs from labor inflation. Several corporations are considering relocating their manufacturing to offset the increasing costs. From Reuters: Nearly a...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 20, 2011
New data shows that inflation, rising labor costs and government debt are adding to the slowdown of China’s economic growth. From the New York Times: Several economists in China have recently lowered their growth forecasts...
by Michael Zhao | Apr 14, 2008
China’s new labor law is translating into higher costs, not just for mainland employers but also for products destined for the US marketplace. From the Washington Post: Wei Hoqiang used to work in a toy factory that forced...
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 31, 2007
From Xinhua, via China Daily: Will China’s new labor contract law mean a better image and a move up the industrial ladder? Or will it push up wages and erode the country’s competitive advantage? And among these possible outcomes, which matters more? It depends on who you ask. Zhao Yumin, an expert with the Chinese […]
by Wu Nan | Jun 4, 2007
Despite the low labor cost in China, there may be another way to attract foreign investment in China–Low Executive Pay. Read more from News.com: …Excessive executive pay has been a hot-button issue in American politics for years, but worldwide factors could one day make it a liability on the balance sheet. As companies in countries […]
by Mo Ming | Aug 27, 2006
From International Herald Tribune via The New York Times: During 20 years in the toy business, Anthony Temple has reveled in the bounty of cheap stuffed animals, coffee mugs and figurines on sale from China. But this year, his buying trip for his London-based company, Rainbow Designs, resulted in a rude awakening. Traveling through the […]
by Sophia Cao | Jun 18, 2006
From Times Online: A reform of Chinese labour laws may lead foreign investors to leave the People’s Republic in favour of rival Asian nations with weaker labour standards, employers have said. A Bill introducing tough laws that prevent the exploitation of workers, including regulations that exceed some European standards, is heading for the Chinese People’s […]
by Mo Ming | Mar 22, 2006
From the Financial Times (link) The competitiveness of China’s manufacturing industries has suffered serious erosion over the past year, according to one of the world’s largest trade sourcing companies. Hong Kong-based Li & Fung group, which manages a $7.1bn a year trading business, said price rises crept back into the Sino-US and EU supply chains […]
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- POLITICO – Feminists thwarting China’s population goals
- Forum 2000 – Xiao Qiang: Digital authoritarianism in China undermines democratic values
- NYT – Women Are Battling China’s Angry Trolls. The Trolls Are Winning
- The Jamestown Foundation – Hong Kong Cracks Down on National Security Imperatives Amid Electoral Reforms