A new study investigates the environmental impact of outsourced manufacturing both in China and in...
by Josh Rudolph | Jun 19, 2013
In an article for the New York Times, Adam Davidson looks at two U.S. paintbrush makers and the strategies they’ve used to stay competitive as Chinese manufacturers offer products for a considerably lower price:...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 27, 2011
New research shows that Kyoto emission reductions by developing countries evaporate when outsourced manufacturing is factored in, with China hosting three quarters of the world’s outsourced emissions. From The Guardian:...
by Michael Zhao | Nov 14, 2006
Want a story about how Chinese cheap labor can contribute to job creation in the US? Read on, yesterday’s page one from the Wall Street Journal, about how dirty-cheap apparel industry overseas, including in China, is shipping a lot of defective or counterfeit goods here that need to be fixed to enter US borders or […]
by Sophie Beach | Mar 23, 2006
From Terra Nova (via Virtual China) (link): Ge Jin, a PhD student from UCSD, is making a video documentary of the gold farming phenomenon. The documentary preview shows some of his interviews with Chinese workers in various gold farming workshops. In our conversations over email, he has brought up some interesting points based on his […]
by Sophie Beach | Apr 13, 2005
From CNET News: After a run of stunning good fortune, India’s tech community finds itself dealing with a looming challenge from a flourishing Chinese economy. Just as American companies saw jobs disappear to less-expensive venues in India, China has begun to figure as an alternative for the practice of shipping tech tasks offshore… CNET News.com […]
by Sophie Beach | Mar 25, 2005
From Financial Express (India): Three-quarters of US companies outsourced some or all of their information technology activities in 2004. And that percentage is likely to increase this year, according to a special survey on outsourcing and offshoring, the Global Outsourcing Report, released by Horasis and Going Global Ventures said. While a smaller percentage of companies […]
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