A worker in the adapter production line in a plant inside Vietnam-China Economic and Trade Cooperation Park. Photo: Cissy Zhou
Chen Gong
Opinion

Opinion

Chen Gong

Moving factories from China to Southeast Asia? Watch out for rising costs and strikes

  • Cambodia and Vietnam are two examples of complicated business environments in Southeast Asia where the foreign investor needs to tread with care: rising costs, a less efficient workforce, and stronger labour movements are just a few of the risks

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A worker in the adapter production line in a plant inside Vietnam-China Economic and Trade Cooperation Park. Photo: Cissy Zhou
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Chen Gong

Chen Gong

Chen Gong founded Anbound, an independent think tank with headquarters in Beijing, in 1993. He is now its chief researcher, with expertise in information analysis, particularly in the area of public policy.