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Japanese firms in China worry most about power shortage

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By Tomoyuki Tachikawa

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This is what happen when you move most of your factories to overseas for cheaper labor cost.

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The Japanese companies still doing business in China get what they deserve. Move to Vietnam or bring those factories back home. Stop supporting the CCP.

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This is what happen when you move most of your factories to overseas for cheaper labor cost.

Well said. Japanese and other foreign companies still doing business in Communist China, taking advantage of the cheap labor and running costs, should reap all the negatives when they happen.

Tough luck to them, if they fail its all on them.

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Shut down and relocate factories out of the continental China. Aside from (self-inflicting) energy crisis, its neo-Maoist programs will pose more damages and intimidations to foreign business entities.

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Then just quickly move it all to a stable democracy like Taiwan and its expertise, following deeds to the warm words. Or in some significant and important sectors, move the capacities back to Japan, which is of course best to increase secured business operations as well as more autarky and decreasing those too high and disturbing dependencies from the more and more threatening communist and Maoist rivals in continental China.

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You reap what you sow

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This article is a bit hypocritical.

Japan doesn't need china car industry or more cars.

In fact now people know about the business with China will not be good for sales.

Not to mention its in Nanjing and full of negative memories of war atrocities.

Say goodbye to China car industry please

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Short term concern. Long term concern should be the sovereign risk due to the inept and back stabbing jgov plus oyajis in power who can't innovate or accept change.

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The power issues are real for most of China and companies already try to save energy during the peak energy day work times (work at night etc). Natural gas prices are also high and this will effect Japan this winter. Oil prices are going up. Worrisome since the China power shortage has been for months.

Many Japanese companies have already moved production away from China to other lower cost areas. =Not really that much of an issue.

EverGrande is not much of an issue since they actually have physical assets unlike a trading house like Lehman Brothers. Some of the company will need to be sold, recapitalized etc.

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There now appears to be an aluminum shortage as well.

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Japanese firms in China worry most about power shortage

The power shortage is the result of the CCP boycotting Australian coal.... seems XiJiping has to learn that actions have consequences.

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This is why Japan won't ever pick a fight with China.

The CCP controls all big Japanese firms in the balls!

Japanese firms moved production from somewhere else, either Japan the US or Europe (example, Matsushita had manufacturing plants in both the US, Mexico and Spain) to China. If the situation becomes untenable they can certainly move somewhere else. China cannot force a company to stay and many are leaving now. In addition many US companies at least are finding suppliers outside of China in countries such as Brazil and Mexico willing to make their products. I have even seen some cheap home electronics previously made in China that now say Made in Israel on them.

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The power shortage is the result of the CCP boycotting Australian coal.... seems XiJiping has to learn that actions have consequences.

Not entirely. China produces the vast majority of the coal it uses in Chinese mines. Australian coal was a single digit percentage of their total use. China has had problems with their coal mines. Domestic production has fallen. In addition Xi Jinping is actually restricting use of coal fired power plants to meet environmental commitments he has made.

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Japanese firms in China worry most about power shortage

Since Russia is an ally of China and next door then the Chinese have no worries about power

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People have to realize that if you relocate your businesses out of China, China will be emitting far less greenhouse gases. How are you going to justify your criticisms of China contributing to climate change? Your own countries will start to contribute more.

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There are a few things that companies can look into in order to help with their power problems. Some companies over here have been filling their roofs with solar panels. Rather than letting that space go empty, they are using it to cut their power requirement.

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kyo wa heiwa da yo:

I will try not to regurgitate your comment hahaha

Don't worry. I can sense the lack of any rebuttal.

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In recent months, China has been suffering from a severe electricity shortfall as the leadership of President Xi Jinping, who has promised China will attain a peak in carbon dioxide emissions before 2030, has strengthened measures to tackle climate change.

Is that a joke ?

Do you rrally think that dictator wants getting blamed by his counterparts for lack of energy just to say I do green actions ?

The reasons are Australia was stopped providing coal to China, covid 19 reduced exchanges and high demand following reopening of activity.

We'll have no electricity shortage in France, thanks nuclear friend !

Science over ideologues please, if you want to save as many as possible.

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The reasons are Australia was stopped providing coal to China, 

You have it all backwards. Australia is more than happy to sell their coal to the Chinese. The truth is that China is boycotting Australian coal by order of the CCP. There were at one time some forty big bulk cargo ships full of Australian coal sitting outside Chinese ports that the Chinese would not unload. Some sat at anchor for as long as a year until the intermediaries in these transactions could find other customers for their shipments. In any event, imported coal from all sources is a single digit percentage of China's coal use and Australia's small share was made up with shipments from Brazil and South Africa. Over 90% of the coal used by China is produced in China. Chinese coal mines however have had a series of major problems has greatly reduced their output and that has had a much greater affect on the supply of coal in China than China's boycott of Australian coal.

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@pukey2

I will try not to regurgitate your comment hahaha

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This is why Japan won't ever pick a fight with China.

The CCP controls all big Japanese firms in the balls!

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As much as I criticize the CCP, even they're a mile ahead of the moronic extreme rightists in the US when it comes to climate change.

Pretty sad that the CCP is making them look bad. It should be a shoe-in for any country of decency to make the CCP look bad, and yet, here it is the other way around.

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Kyo wa heiwa dayo ne:

Japan doesn't need china car industry or more cars.

Go ahead. Ask these companies to stop doing business.

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