Sewing workers in a garment factory that exports to Europe, the United States and Japan, in Jiujiang city of Jiangxi province on February 29, 2020. Photo: Shutterstock Sewing workers in a garment factory that exports to Europe, the United States and Japan, in Jiujiang city of Jiangxi province on February 29, 2020. Photo: Shutterstock
Sewing workers in a garment factory that exports to Europe, the United States and Japan, in Jiujiang city of Jiangxi province on February 29, 2020. Photo: Shutterstock

Goodbye seems to be the hardest word for Europe’s manufacturers when it comes to China’s low-cost labour force and supply chain

  • Already buffeted by US-China trade tensions, the European Union has stepped efforts to produce closer to home in the wake of the global pandemic, which is causing the steepest recession in almost a century
  • While drugs and medical gear have been an immediate priority, the initiative is wide-ranging

Topic |   China manufacturing
Sewing workers in a garment factory that exports to Europe, the United States and Japan, in Jiujiang city of Jiangxi province on February 29, 2020. Photo: Shutterstock Sewing workers in a garment factory that exports to Europe, the United States and Japan, in Jiujiang city of Jiangxi province on February 29, 2020. Photo: Shutterstock
Sewing workers in a garment factory that exports to Europe, the United States and Japan, in Jiujiang city of Jiangxi province on February 29, 2020. Photo: Shutterstock
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