As China’s economy matures, the leaders are trying to move manufacturing up the value chain with the Made in China 2025 plan.
What will happen to humans when the robots take away our jobs? Martin Ford, author of Rise of the Robots, on the imminent threat to jobs and the capitalist system.
This week, the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank initiative won more support; fluctuations in the value of the RMB caused concerns; and Tencent revealed its smart-car ambitions.
As China changes, companies are being forced to adopt China Plus One strategies and look at other countries for manufacturing.
How the growing use of robots in China will impact different sectors of the economy, as well as the country’s robot makers.
What industry incumbents can learn from the forces that guide market entry.
The week that was: the People’s Bank of China weighs in on internet finance; Chinese trust firms have slower growth; and Google and Foxconn partner for robotics. Beijing considers regulating internet finance Chinese internet companies are crowding into finance, and the authorities are taking notice. On Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal reported that China’s central […]
Prophets of doom say 3D printing will overturn manufacturing in China. They are both right and wrong. Wisps of smoke rise from nowhere as an invisible beam silently traces a path inside one of the three-dimensional (3D) printers at Beijing Longyuan Automated Fabrication System (AFS). The printer is in the early stages of making a […]
The week that was: Foxconn to manufacture for BlackBerry; Tencent to debut WeChat TV; and Volkswagen becomes the most popular car brand in China. Foxconn to climb up the value chain with BlackBerry deal The world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer is looking for ways to sustain its growth, and the new partnership with the famed-but-fading […]
As one of the world’s largest employers and largest consumer electronics manufacturers, Foxconn has grown too big to fail, but it must address looming challenges if it wants to sustain its growth. Creating a successful company is far from easy, but keeping it successful may be an even greater challenge. Business history is filled with […]