American Fuyao management team members tour a Fuyao factory in Fujian, China, in a screen grab from the documentary American Factory. Photo: AP American Fuyao management team members tour a Fuyao factory in Fujian, China, in a screen grab from the documentary American Factory. Photo: AP
American Fuyao management team members tour a Fuyao factory in Fujian, China, in a screen grab from the documentary American Factory. Photo: AP
Hiroki Takeuchi
Opinion

Opinion

Eye on Asia by Hiroki Takeuchi

Why Japanese factories in the US find a warmer welcome than Chinese ones

  • Both Toyota and Fuyao took over closed-down GM plants – with very different results. China must learn that it will never earn public support if its factories rely on low wages and predatory pricing

American Fuyao management team members tour a Fuyao factory in Fujian, China, in a screen grab from the documentary American Factory. Photo: AP American Fuyao management team members tour a Fuyao factory in Fujian, China, in a screen grab from the documentary American Factory. Photo: AP
American Fuyao management team members tour a Fuyao factory in Fujian, China, in a screen grab from the documentary American Factory. Photo: AP
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Hiroki Takeuchi

Hiroki Takeuchi

Hiroki Takeuchi is Associate Professor of Political Science and director of the Sun & Star Programme on Japan and East Asia at Southern Methodist University