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The Rise of Outsourcing in China?

Suzhou, the second city on our tour, is considered one of the best tourist cities in China.  Aside from cultural and historical relevance, Suzhou’s economic development recorded the highest rate of growth since 2003.  We visited the Suzhou Industrial Park which is an important cooperative between the Chinese and Singaporean governments which is responsible for […]

 

Blogging from China: First Stop Shanghai

Shanghai: A city with 23 million people, overbuilt but still building. A city where minimum wage for a factory worker is $1.15/hour (approximately), not even enough to live off of.  A city where energy conservation is a priority as a think layer of smog drapes over the city like a blanket.  A city much akin […]