Lost in Translation – Observations on Mainland China

I recently spent a week in mainland China with one of our Partner companies. The experience left me exhilarated, exhausted and more than a little bit concerned over the West’s position in the global economic pecking order.

Growing up in Ireland any goods that we came across that carried the label “Made in China” meant cheap, nasty and mass produced.

Hence prior to travelling I probably had an unfair view that China was fine for high volume production but couldn’t complete with highly skilled precision manufacturing in the West.  The truth I found is much more complex.

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