Category Archives: China

Now that wasn’t that hard was it?


I am almost starting to feel sorry for Ralph Lauren.  The negative press that continues to appear completely unabated almost three weeks after the news broke  about Ralph’s Chinese/American Olympic uniforms is hilarious.  A lonely few have ridden to Ralph’s defence, … Continue reading

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What you didn’t know about America


I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised when I read the article in the China Times. I mean, consider the source. But it was so bad, it triggered a type of gag reflex in me. In the article, the Deputy … Continue reading

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Coming to their senses


The allure of the Middle Kingdom is starting to wear off for American firms that offshored  their production.  As documented in a recent article in Bloomberg Business Week, all sorts of American manufacturers are reshoring their production to this country. … Continue reading

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Comparative advantage ain’t what it’s cracked up to be!


When you want to justify something, it always helps to have a theory to fall back on.  In explaining the meteoric rise of the U.S.’s trade deficit with China, many commentators harken back to the theory of comparative advantage authored by the economist David … Continue reading

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I’m not so sure that’s a good idea


How would you like a monthly rebate check? For 20% of what you spend each month on products made by members of our extended American family? Well Rep. Mike Honda, D-Calif., would like to give it to you.  Honda has proposed … Continue reading

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Pitter patter of little feet II


Seattle is the second busiest port on the west coast after Los Angeles.  As you might imagine, lots of Chinese goods enter the U.S. through the Port of Seattle. Recently, one particular shipment of Chinese goods into Seattle was in … Continue reading

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Get in line!


Reshoring. Not the most elegant word, but a word that I love hearing. More and more firms are joining the movement of moving the production of their products back to the U.S. Reshoring is the phenomenon of American firms moving … Continue reading

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Be quiet my trembling heart!


In a recent interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook,  he was asked  whether any of Apple products would ever be made on our shores.  Mr. Cook indicated that he “hopes” Apple could actually assemble its products in the US.  Cook also stated … Continue reading

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It’s child’s play


Call me old-fashioned, but I think kids are better off playing with things than playing on screens. And there is a great toy kids can play with that is made by members of our extended American family. K’NEX makes most … Continue reading

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Get your motor running!


Good news on the reshoring front.  Cleveland CycleWerks is going to move motorcycle manufacturing jobs from China to, wait for it, Cleveland.  Scott Colosimo, owner of Cleveland CycleWerks, is to be commended for this action.  Mr. Colosimo hopes to be … Continue reading

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