Apple/Foxconn's Broader Implications

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Re: Why China
jbond   4/11/2012 9:58:22 AM

I agree with you Bolaji. I mean not more than a few decades ago, China was this powerful communist country that everybody feared would be the next key figure in a newer "cold war". Now all of a sudden they are the major player for very large players in multiple market segments. Most recently there haven't been the political tensions that plagued them years ago, but how did they move to the top of the totem pole so quickly?

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Barbara Jorgensen   4/11/2012 9:08:39 AM

Put that way, it really is mind-boggling, isn't it? You have a $600b company headquartered in the US manufacturing the world's most popular products halfway around the world. It has partnered with a manufacturer that has questionable labor practices. The company still can't meet demand all the time and is suing some of its own partners.

Sounds like a good basis for a spy novel.

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bolaji.ojo   4/10/2012 9:16:56 PM

Could somebody please help me understand again how China managed to snag all these contract manufacturers and OEMs?

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