Women work at a nursery products company in Dongguan, in Guangdong province, China, in May 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE Women work at a nursery products company in Dongguan, in Guangdong province, China, in May 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE
Women work at a nursery products company in Dongguan, in Guangdong province, China, in May 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Why Vietnam will not replace China any time soon as the world’s manufacturing hub

  • Not only are global companies heavily invested in Chinese manufacturing operations, they also have an eye on the country’s massive consumer market
  • Countries in South and Southeast Asia cannot match China’s manufacturing capacity and infrastructure

Women work at a nursery products company in Dongguan, in Guangdong province, China, in May 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE Women work at a nursery products company in Dongguan, in Guangdong province, China, in May 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE
Women work at a nursery products company in Dongguan, in Guangdong province, China, in May 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.