Why Chinese Manufacturing Wins

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Why Chinese Manufacturing Wins 4.5

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I hope you enjoy this video!

There's a bit of a unique situation in this video where the sponsor is partially the subject of the video as well. This is because they were able to give me a level of access that normally would not have been possible (Chinese factories are not easy to film in.) I want to stress that I did have creative control over the video but take my presentation with a grain of salt nonetheless. I visited a well-regarded, ethical factory which isn't necessarily a reflection of all factories in China, as you may know. I also didn't cover some of the issues with manufacturing in China and other less-developed countries since I was taking a more holistic, economic view rather than a person view.

Author — Wendover Productions


For "communists" they do capitalism pretty well

Author — David Hill


Property in Shenzhen is, on average, more expensive than San Fransisco and other major cities, yet residents make $3 an hour? Its just...I cant... WHAT?

Author — Stew Toubia


The video hasn't mentioned there is a brand in Shenzhen: Huawei!
My parents moved to Shenzhen in 1984 when I was 1 year old. I grew up with this city and I've seen huge development and changes. And it is still far from the end of its development.

Author — Nicholas Hu


This video was made in China like the phone I'm typing with😅

Author — Nhlamulo Khosa


"The US doesn't charge taxes on imports." Boi, this video hasn't aged well.

Author — Ramin Farhadi



Youtube: recommend this video when everything in China is on lockdown

Author — Michael Z.


Surprised to know that Anker is Chinese. I'm actually happy with my Anker purchases.

Author — Bo Ayya


I used to work in a store that was selling equpitment for exteme sports but all top notch quality. They had jackets for snowboarding that would be up to 800 euros but all were made in china. Deisgned in switzerland but made in china. And the store owner told me that even if the swiss wanted to make the jackets at home they still wouldn't be able to match the production quality in china. We look down on that ''made in china '' label but think about it : for how long have they been making stuff ? I think by now, they prefected every single thing.

Author — armin38822


okay so no one is gonna talk about these sentences said by that man?

Author — Anirudh


When your life is getting better, your neighbors will start to hate you.

Author — Chris Chen


US is more self-isolated, and its jealousy is easy to spot by people with brains

Author — JBL SHA


Omg my house is full of chinese and american products 😂😂🤣🙏

Author — chandan sinha


Brands like XiaoMi, Huawei and Oppo are pretty good. Their parts are supplied by the same manufacture for Apple.

Author — WB IsMe


Not only electronics but its also popular with immitation of luxury goods like bags, shoes and they can do anything u ask.

Author — Red Butterfly


Challenge: Find a phone that has no parts manufactured in China...

Author — ccc310


China: Exists
Wendover productions, Polymatter, Reallifelore, Half as interesting: It’s free real estate

Author — Flashstar 123


Alyssa, Steven, Jonathan ain't their real name....

Author — പുലയ രാജ


Compare Hong Kong price per square foot, it’s almost double of New York or Shen Zhen

Author — Thomson Cheng


Bow to Mr Martin Jacques for his incredible insight of China, from a Chinese citizen in 2020.
To those who hype on the China threat, just want to point out that grand ship from the fleet of Admiral Zheng He (a Chinese Muslim), did not bring any slaughter and colonization to Southeast Asia, Arabia or East Africa. And that was what China opt not to do at its prime.
All the best to Mr Martin Jacques, and the whole mankind.

Author — Samuel Wang