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Over 40% of Japan tech firms diversify supply chains from China: survey

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The whole point of the decoupling from China lead by the US (Trump) is that the US can no longer compete with China. The US is trying to sabotage China's rise. That is all there is to it. No need for Japan tech firms to follow this nationalist US policy. And no matter what, China will catch up and surpass the US within a decade, so we should stick with China.

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Forty-four percent, or 42 companies, of 96 respondents said they have diversified or are considering diversifying their supply chains by moving to India and Southeast Asian countries, according to the survey.

The rest 54 firms still remain in China or are put under threat of the CCP who reportedly demands unreasonable amount of compensations for exit. Local assets may be seized, patents infringed. Japan should learn a lesson from it. Pro-China politicians should be sidelined from key businesses.

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The US is trying to sabotage China's rise.

I'm extremely happy to hear that. I dread the day when a communist authoritarian dictatorship that jails people for thought crimes becomes the dominant economic force in the world.

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If we just count the number of countries that China threatens, we can understand why this is necessary.

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Over 40 percent of Japanese companies the government recognizes as possessing sensitive technology linked to security are shifting their manufacturing bases and sources of parts supplies from China in a bid to diversify their supply chains, a Kyodo News survey found Tuesday.

Only three respondents said they have or will downsize operations or withdraw from China, signaling the importance of the world's second-largest economy to many Japanese companies.

Only 3 respondents!

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The whole point of the decoupling from China lead by the US (Trump) is that the US can no longer compete with China. 

The Chinese are not willing, and in many cases, able to develop products at the highest levels of technology. Mao killed or ran off all the smart Chinese during the Cultural Revolution. We know something about that because our family was one of Mao's many victims. Instead of doing the work honestly, which takes time and money, especially when the people who should be your senior, experienced engineers and scientists are simply not there due to Mao's barbarities, China steals tech from nations all over the world and especially from the US. If China had to develop tech on its own it would still be in the 1970s. How long do you expect the world to tolerate a nation that cannot do anything honestly and instead relies on stealing the tech they unable to master on their own, for a variety of reasons. Would you let a thief in the door to work with you or for you? No you would not.

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I'm extremely happy to hear that. I dread the day when a communist authoritarian dictatorship that jails people for thought crimes becomes the dominant economic force in the world.

Too late to worry. You're already live in the dystopia. Probably, one wouldn't jail for thoughts but it's more than enough to publicly say something not "politically correct" or against modern liberal agenda to meet unwelcome consequences.

For an example, some prof in an university would call oneself or be called a communist :). Do you know what will happen next.

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People are accusing China of stealing US tech. But Huawei, for example, has more than 5,000 US patents. They are not stealing US tech. And it is the same for lots of Chinese companies. Just go to the USPTO homepage and do a "quick search" on Huawei and see for yourselves. Quick search any Chinese company and see the same.

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@Reckless It takes time to get all the tech and money and talent together to do it. Lots of people have to be educated and trained to do it. China will be ready within 10 years.

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Thanks for the sober and sobering posts @gokai_wo_maneku.

I just want more insight on the decoupling that you mentioned.

I know very little about the topic but the impression I have is that the US wants more trade from/China, not decouple from it

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When a country do not follow correctly the very common sense indicators, that is the end of that country.

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Are tech companies following the very common sense indicators???

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It should not be considered as US vs China thing, but more of a "Putting all your eggs in One Basket" strategy review, which given the Pandemic Climate where all of sudden... links between Countries are suddenly frozen, puts that old Offshoring concept into question.

Companies that Offshored all their operations to China, (or sourced their main Suppliers from China) simply because it was Cheaper to do so, have now, mostly gone out of business.

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Re: Desert Tortoise

The Chinese are not willing, and in many cases, able to develop products at the highest levels of technology.

This is a very naive and dangerous assumption.

There are many areas where Chinese technology is world leader.

Yes, they "stole" the technology to catch up, Just as the U,S, did to catch up on aircraft design when they realised its military potential. (early 20th century)

The recent Japanese Hayabusa space program received a lot of attention whereas the Chinese success on the far side of Luna was pretty well ignored by the Western media.

My point is that Chinese companies and researchers are making breakthroughs in many areas that we simply are not aware of.

As an example, drone technology is an area where Chinese technology and manufacturing dominates not by stealing or copying. but by inovation.

Gary

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I'm extremely happy to hear that. I dread the day when a communist authoritarian dictatorship that jails people for thought crimes becomes the dominant economic force in the world.

America is on its way to being that nation - becoming authoritarian - a place where freedom of expression and religion are no longer valued. Universities are enforcing group think - those that fail to toe the line are shouted down and forced from their jobs. This mindset has settled into the culture itself. Think 1984 and Animal Farm. America had a great run - it’s days appear to be numbered.

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Back on topic please.

"Huawei executive accused of stealing trade secrets from microchip company backed by Microsoft and Dell"

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/f543f9eb-f858-3306-9f10-57f17a0eef36/huawei-executive-accused-of.html

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