The extent to which Indian factories can supplant Chinese factories will largely be determined by the diversification plans of multinationals. Photo: Shutterstock
The extent to which Indian factories can supplant Chinese factories will largely be determined by the diversification plans of multinationals. Photo: Shutterstock

China’s ‘world factory’ moniker, and whether India or others could steal it, remains topic of discourse

  • Disparaging comments in state media about India’s ability to supplant China in manufacturing come as multinationals have increasingly been diversifying supply chains
  • Poor infrastructure, industrial shortcomings and relatively weak literacy in places such as India are all cited as reasons China will stay competitive

The extent to which Indian factories can supplant Chinese factories will largely be determined by the diversification plans of multinationals. Photo: Shutterstock
The extent to which Indian factories can supplant Chinese factories will largely be determined by the diversification plans of multinationals. Photo: Shutterstock
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