High Fashion Garments in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, is using smart, small-batch production to replace the old sweatshop approach of bulk manufacturing. Photo:Tom Wang

China swaps sweatshops for smart tech in bid to reclaim lost ground

Manufacturers also acquiring established brands overseas in push to move up the value chain

Topic |   China economy

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High Fashion Garments in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, is using smart, small-batch production to replace the old sweatshop approach of bulk manufacturing. Photo:Tom Wang
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