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Cyber Espionage Spells Trouble for High-Tech Supply Chain Planning

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry
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Re: Entangled
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   6/30/2014 12:13:49 PM
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I agree, and at the same time, the relationship is evolving all the time. I think the cultural differences and the business practices (Is it OK to copy a design?) are going to always be challenging.

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Re: Entangled
tech4people   6/30/2014 11:57:09 AM
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The Source,

While this was true previously;It does'nt hold true anymore.

Primary reasons are rising wages in China(Double Digit Growth Rates in Wages for over a decade now) and falling Energy Prices in the US because of the Shale Gas Revolution.

In Addition increased Degree of Automation and Depressed American Salaries mean ,most electronics Manufacturing can (and most certainly will) come back home to America today.

 

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Re: China wants to dominate global electronics industry
tech4people   6/30/2014 11:54:15 AM
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The Source,

How do you know the Chinese are'nt already there?

They are currently building Aircraft Carriers as well as Stealth Fighters.

Both these represent the epitome of Technology as we know it.

In contrast,How hard is building a Few Servers and Switches gonna be?

 

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Re: China wants to dominate global electronics industry
tech4people   6/30/2014 11:49:31 AM
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Hospice,

Its not just that (China's plan for Global Domination);There is the not very trivial issue of Spying(which America and especially its NSA has become so notorius for ).

Think about it strategically;if you knew that such a country which openly considers you Enemy No.1 (America);would you want its products Manning your most Important/Strategic Assets.

I for one would'nt.

Geopolitics is not something to be laughed at.

 

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Re: Entangled
The Source   6/28/2014 8:57:21 AM
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Hailey,

In business you can get past anything.  For a long time the US was engaged in a Cold War with communists nations. The US and its western allies said they wanted to advance the goals of freedom and democracy.  Wars were fought to contain communism in Vietnam and Korea.  However, China, which today is the largest communist country in the world, is the location US businesses picked to manufacture much of their consumer electronics products. Manufacturers weren't thinking about communism, they were thinking about low wage labor rates and the profits they could make by manufacturing in China. The US will always be important to China, and China will always be important to the US, and both countries will do whatever they can to improve their position in a global economy.       

 

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Re: China wants to dominate global electronics industry
The Source   6/28/2014 8:24:44 AM
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Hospice_Houngbo 

Yes, China will have to secure technology deals with other nations, but China is laying the groundwork to do just that. China is investing billions of dollars in South Africa, Australia, Canada, the US and many other countries. The world of investment and business is a complex one, and I wouldn't doubt China's ability to develop technology that can eventually replace US technology. I fully expect China to make deals with other countries that will enhance their high-tech position.  Remember, America is helping China meet its goals.  There are so many Chinese engineers studying in the US and many of them will return to China. 

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China wants to dominate global electronics industry
Hospice_Houngbo   6/27/2014 11:01:01 AM
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All these attempts by China to replace US made electronic products with home made products is part of China's plan to dominate global electronics industry by 2015. But China will have a hard time achieving its goal with only companies based in the countries. It will have to pursue deals with companies outside the country, expectably in the US.

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Entangled
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   6/26/2014 11:43:41 PM
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China and the US  are so entangled when it comes to the electronics industry. Of course, here you are talking about end product level, but there are similar issues at the compenent level. What do you think is the first string to pull to unravel some of these issues? Is it just the reality of business in this age or can we get past some of these issues?



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