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China’s IC Industry: 'Don't Let World Bully Us'

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chipmonk0
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How Communist China keeps harming itself !
chipmonk0   8/3/2016 4:05:57 PM
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To get ahead the Chinese keep inventing myths to indoctrinate & motivate their own people ( everybody is against us ! ), lie & cheat when weak in a relation ( as with the US till recently ), and bully / use strongarm tactics when in a strong position ( starting with illegally occupying Tibet by fabricating history, now building those artificial islands in the So. China Sea to extend sovereignty beyond international limits into those of much smaller / weaker countries like the Phillipines ) and lastly what they have been doing to QCOMM.

In all this EE Times helps them by repeating the fiction that China has to import over 80% of their domestic chip consumption. People keep writing articles here w/o first verifying for themselves how China calculates their chip imports.

Bet it includes the huge fraction imported by Assembly Houses like FoxConn to assemble iPhones etc for export.

Anyone care to prove me wrong ?

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Re: Strange defense
Bert22306   8/3/2016 1:38:29 PM
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Thanks for the explanation, Susan. Interesting!

I have noticed this before, where the Chinese seem to not understand that the fact that they are "the factory for the world" does not sit well with many, many people. It is an expedient that businesses might like, in their now familiar short-term thinking, but it is something that has most thinking people on edge.

However, as of now anyway, the Chinese economy is still centrally controlled, and the government is focusing more on developing domestic demand. And Chinese worker incomes have risen sharply in the past decade. So I see this unbalanced state of affairs resolving itself, in probably less time than some might think. It's funny how fast change can come, when it begins gaining momentum.

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Re: Strange defense
Susan Rambo   8/3/2016 3:06:38 AM
Hi Bert22306: There's a good reason you feel conflicted about the story. The article as written for an audience in China and was not written from an American point of view. One of our Chinese colleages on EDN China wrote the story. 

EE Times US is now translating and posting some content from our overseas branches (written by our editors) to get an insider's glimpse into China's electronics industry.  You won't see this content anywhere else.

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calengr   8/3/2016 1:46:12 AM
the business of Japan is Japan

the business of Israel is Jewish continunity

BUT

the business of the US is just business.

 

Unregulated capitalism will cause the death of the West unless modified by a more communitarian, and frankly ethnocentric-based thinking.

Bert22306
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Strange defense
Bert22306   8/2/2016 6:31:19 PM
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Funny, I came away thinking that just as manufacturing has gone to China in a really big way, so is the IC industry trending. I'm not sure how anyone can conclude otherwise. The article wants to claim that the Chinese IC industry is not a threat, and then gives statistics that make the opposite point.

It's hardly surprising that countries feel nervous about losing so much of their domestic industries. To China, now, but that's not the point. To anyone, is the point. And the article boasted about how this has been happening.

Next, the article boasts about the double digit growth of the IC industry in China, in the years leading to 2020.

So, what's left?

Any reasonable person would feel nervous, if their country loses self sufficiency in such large measure. The article seems to give statistics that only make matters worse, using the excuse that China is the world's factory. The vast majority of all CE products, with perhaps one exeption, are produced in China, and that percentage is only going up, the article shows. Well, guess what? That alone makes people nervous. A strange defense indeed.

However, my conviction is that the economic system takes care of itself, even in spite of politicians' attempts to meddle with it. So the economic incentives to export manufacturing are already changing, which should restore some sense of balance in the future.

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