Exporters Leave China but Find Rising Costs Elsewhere


Larson, Christina [2014], “Exporters Leave China but Find Rising Costs Elsewhere”, Business Week, New York, 09 de enero, http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/2014-01-09/exporters-leave-china-bu...

Business Week
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Jueves, Enero 9, 2014
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Rising labor costs in southern China have in recent years driven manufacturers to set up shop elsewhere in search of cheaper labor -- Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Cambodia, among other countries. The transition hasn't always been easy -- nor are the labor cost savings necessarily long-lived. Anannya Bhattacharjee, India-based international coordinator of Asia Floor Wage Alliance, a nongovernmental organization, says that just as workers in southern China have experienced rising living standards and expectations, alongside national economic growth, so textile workers in other developing Asian countries are beginning to expect and demand more. There is a regional trend to ask for higher wages. Garment workers are desperate with their conditions and extreme poverty.