toy industry



Lego to Build Plant in China

Danish toymaker Lego is to start work on its first Chinese factory in Zhejiang next year. The plant will help satisfy demand in Asian markets where sales have been growing at over 50% per year, boosted by rising middle classes...

India Says Ban on Chinese Toys for Public Safety

In January, the Indian government banned the import of Chinese toys into India. In response, China threatened to challenge the ban at the WTO.  Currently, India is arguing that the ban is necessary for public safety:...

India Ban Worsens China’s Toy Woes

The government of India has placed a six-month ban on toys manufactured in China.  The Indian government did not say why it placed the ban, but it is thought to be in response to what the government perceives as Chinese...

Chinese Toy Makers’ Struggles Dim Christmas Joy

Barbara Demick reports for the LA Times, from Dongguan, China: Growing up in the Chinese countryside with only an elementary school education, Yang Yanjun had never heard of Christmas until she landed a job painting pink-cheeked...

A Blue Christmas at China’s Own North Pole

Toy manufacturing companies have received huge hits since the 2008 economic crisis, with the most recent example being the November 25th closure of the Guangdong Kai Da Manufacturing factory. Once key factors in China’s...



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