The “Good Earth” of China


It's no secret that China has cornered the market on manufacturing, particularly that of cutting-edge technology such as Apple's iPad and iPhone. But just why this is so seems to require more of an answer than just China's cheap labor, neighboring Asian countries such as Vietnam and Thailand boast similarly low-cost and highly motivated work forces but fail to attract high-tech manufacturers at a similar rate. Another more comprehensive answer suggests that China's flexible and dedicated manufacturers may be more efficient than that of competing nations, but it still may be missing key details. An article by Elizabeth Chamberlain suggests that [...]