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Why Chinese Manufacturing Wins

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Wendover Productions (1 year ago)
I hope you enjoy this video! There's a bit of a unique situation in this video where the sponsor is partially the subject of the video as well. This is because they were able to give me a level of access that normally would not have been possible (Chinese factories are not easy to film in.) I want to stress that I did have creative control over the video but take my presentation with a grain of salt nonetheless. I visited a well-regarded, ethical factory which isn't necessarily a reflection of all factories in China, as you may know. I also didn't cover some of the issues with manufacturing in China and other less-developed countries since I was taking a more holistic, economic view rather than a person view.
SpaceX 999 (1 month ago)
+Sugito x China's high-speed rail loses money every year, no profit.China's high-speed rail company has more than 780 billion US dollars(5.3 trillion RMB) in debt.
flower (2 months ago)
Factory wages start from $18+ per hour.
Eric Floyd (3 months ago)
It's a little hard to hear you over the music
Brass Monkey (3 months ago)
Wendover Productions j
Karl Palmberg (3 months ago)
this shit is crazy, shit shit shit shit
Newsion L (2 days ago)
I know a company called WuXi PharmaTech, who is engaged in research outsourcing. When a research in the US cost $2 billion, and American researchers hand it over to the Chinese company for research, they only need to pay $100 million to get research results. China's cheap and higher education grassroots engineers have given China the ultimate victory in manufacturing.
SkylineToTheSeaAndMe (3 days ago)
Why I can make money from YouTube videos, exploiting the large population of China. A better and more honest video would be titled: "Why did the Zionist American Central Bankers send our manufacturing base to China?
64 Bit HD (5 days ago)
How to earn easy money... Praise the present day stolen/foreign technology of China.. -Attract both people of all opinions
Max Aggropop (6 days ago)
why do chinese people in business always have western names? is it because we butcher their chinese names so brutally?
Sy Fan (2 days ago)
+Max Aggropop That is simply for convenience when it is hard for western people to pronounce the Chinese names correctly. These people still keep their Chinese name. They didn't lose it. It is not because western names are superior. If western people can pronounce the Chinese names right without making any embarrassment, no western name is needed.
Max Aggropop (6 days ago)
i mean alyssa's real name is probably xiaoling or something
Bruce Cai (7 days ago)
Born and raised in Shenzhen, now using Anker USB extension hub for my work station here in Canada. I got it from Amazon. Now I realized it is Shenzhen brand lol.
BeAn BeAn (9 days ago)
Because of low-paying jobs with bad working conditions of millions of people. This is how you get dozens of suicides like Foxconn.
technounionist 420 (9 days ago)
technounionist 420 (9 days ago)
0:25 you forgot byzantium and arabs
Khan Da'at Yichud (4 days ago)
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Josh Yang (9 days ago)
The US wants cheap goods, a china man can shit and make a 2cent dry wall, OR they can buy good quality drywall and a china man can make it as well...BUT don't complain that CHINA is cheap, its what your companies order...disagree? how's is your $1000 iPhone?
ANIMESH GAUTAM (9 days ago)
due to this corporate greed of china , people around the will not have money left buy Chinese crap and unemployed. they will buy food over this electronic crap. this would have but only time will tell.
ANIMESH GAUTAM (9 days ago)
Fredy Rojas (9 days ago)
I bought Huawei pro 30 and I loved it
anthony frank (10 days ago)
So that's why everything else is made in china.
Darth Vader (10 days ago)
Bet At the bottom of the world in Antarctica there’s a price tag that’s says made in China EVERYTHING INCLUDING THE UNIVERSE WAS MADE IN CHINA
I don't like China because they are an Allie of North Korea
But almost everything in China is cheap crap
Nate Siwiec (11 days ago)
Two Words: Child Labor
Kj_mast_er (17 days ago)
west came to rule the world AFTER their milked africa dry, get your facts together .
unboxing theboxx (18 days ago)
Marvin (19 days ago)
I wish wendover said just less
Mr. HeavyDebater (19 days ago)
They win because they're good. Examples? DJI (drones and cameras), BYD (electric buses and cars), Haier/Xiaomi/Huawei/XGIMI/Oppo (home and electronic products) to name a few. Now BMW/Volvo/Audi and many other foreign brands are making their products in China.
TheUserInTheRoom (19 days ago)
Shenzhen! Serpentza's place!
Echo Zhang (20 days ago)
It is a miracle to be such a strong country
Ton Vanis (20 days ago)
*_"Why Chinese Manufacturing Wins"_* .... The answer is very straight forward and simple is they have *_" force labor law"_* ,and the West don't have. They force their people to work to death that is why stupid.
The last Petrol bender (20 days ago)
never heard that law tho, not even China unsensored will say this lol
Claudio Andrés (20 days ago)
BS, their life expectancy is just one year below US xd
Lamia Mahpara (21 days ago)
If it is an electronic device, it probably is from China. Also, China cares about the rising air pollution. Their AQI went above 50, they started building vertical green infrastructure, investing in technology to prevent AQI rising further.
Michael S. Howard (23 days ago)
China has one Edge, Cheap labor, which with automation, will not be an advantage for long. When Human become less needed to make shoes, cloths, etc. China will be in very deep shit... 20 years or less humans will not be needed to make shoes or cloths..
The last Petrol bender (20 days ago)
how about India?
Alek L. (23 days ago)
the next day at the factory the news was very grim my job was being outsourced to the slums of east Beijing!
Chad B (26 days ago)
Dirt cheap labour lol and not giving a shit about the environment. It's easy to be innovative when you don't have to worry about your people or the environment
The last Petrol bender (20 days ago)
China has zero pollution until 35years ago while Europe and America polluted all the way from industry revolution dayone
Oldshoes (26 days ago)
As if other countries gave a flying fuck about the environment either.
Anonymous person (27 days ago)
I wonder where all the Coltan minerals used for these electronics comes from? Oh that's right! The African Congo. 🤦🏾‍♂️
Anonymous person (26 days ago)
+Ayyy Lmao I'm not from there genius🤦🏾‍♂️. I'm just pointing out a simple fact that the narrator glossed over.
Ayyy Lmao (26 days ago)
congratulations you sell your raw resources, what an accomplishment
mrohling (27 days ago)
because it's slave labour, as it is in all the others "developing" countries. human machines, cheap dreams.
Oldshoes (26 days ago)
A hardworking person isn't considered slavery here in China. I guess it's different in the West, haha.
mrohling (27 days ago)
because it's slave labour, as it is in all the others "developing" countries. human machines, cheap dreams.
Tianhao Guo (22 days ago)
The best time (also the worst time), but the most honorable time of the Great Britain. Kids are also slave labours
Andy Hu (27 days ago)
Because , There are great supply chain in china for design and producing . I'm come from china广东😊
sudheesh kumar (27 days ago)
Please avoid duplicates scrapped products
The last Petrol bender (20 days ago)
90procent is Chinese, can not avoid
sudheesh kumar (27 days ago)
Please boycott Chinese products
Oldshoes (26 days ago)
Please avoid India, it doesn't have toilets.
ClickTypeClick (28 days ago)
Because the US likes to shit on third world countries. Workers of the world, we have nothing to lose except our chains!
Chee Wei Hon (29 days ago)
When China was poor, people fear of China. But now China is rich, people fear even more. Especially the Japs and Americans
Two thumps up for china...
Kim Jakab (1 month ago)
Thanks for a great video! This gives some perspective on several very important things. It's easy now to understand why USA is acting so destructive and why China keeps on surprising the rest of the world positively in almost all fields!
TARUN KUMAR (1 month ago)
The map of India is wrong. The northern part of kashmir has been missed. Kindly correct the mistake
Duron Wise (30 days ago)
Gokulraj K. (1 month ago)
N,mm* f. ujiiim t Fun
edbo10 (1 month ago)
My dad told me that Japan used to be the 'made in China' back in the 50s and 60s - if you got something that was made in Japan, you knew it'd be junk. China has been like that for a while but now all the high end stuff is made in China.
John Hili (1 month ago)
This is all propaganda !! China production wins because it is based on underpaid workers and long working hours!!!!
ecthelion yoou (24 days ago)
yeah,all bad about china is the truth,and the good is propaganda😂😂.
林航 (1 month ago)
John Hili We Chinese have no other choices but working harder than others. Chinese deserve the victory.
Ahmd Seleem (1 month ago)
Everything costs less in China, so labor costs less too, this is totally wrong i was their the main reason is the governmental subsidies and economic procedures, offshoring and manufacturing mostly in Africa to decrease the costs of labor and row materials
Ryan N (1 month ago)
I have purchase Chinese items on Amazon from Shenzen and they work quite well.
Azlan7147 (1 month ago)
Chinese products are garbage. Anker is different. Chinese manufacturers only have standards and ethics when they're provided by a western company. They literally fill stuffed animals with toxic waste to avoid paying for disposal. They make products that break on store shelves before they're even bought. Anker offers quality products products and I would highly recommend them, but they are completely without morals or ethics. Anker commits massive review fraud with self sales. They provide products to influencers for positive reviews. Anker has even tried to bribe me personally. I took offense and refused their free products for positive reviews.
Bo Gao (1 month ago)
One thing that many Chinese companies can learn from Anker is to GET YOUR ENGLISH correct. For many times I see Chinese products that are otherwise perfectly usable coming with horrible Chinglish documentation that even a native Chinese speaker like me can't understand. Same recommendation goes to Indian, Mexican and other non-English countries.
SDE ENT. (1 month ago)
what a genius move, if Us dont charge for import we won't charge for export....sick sick
SDE ENT. (30 days ago)
anglekan more like act of good business strategy!!! It’s all the money 💰
anglekan (30 days ago)
Yeah the art of war.
dennytenny (1 month ago)
As a humanitarian gesture, Trump built Shenzhen. That's how great he is.
dennytenny (1 month ago)
Lies! Christian Europe was the greater than China. The Chinese stole gunpowder and pasta from Europe.
Trevor Smith (1 month ago)
child labour
The last Petrol bender (20 days ago)
one child policy, not That much children in china
A random account. (1 month ago)
Cuz they have lots of plastic.
makemyday1993 (1 month ago)
my dyslectic ass thought it said, "Why Chinese Manufacturing wine" took me a good 3 minutes until I realised it had nothing to do with wine production.
Slappy Fistwad (1 month ago)
Shitty 11 minute Anker ad!!!!
Slappy Fistwad (1 month ago)
3:30 that's a crock of shit. I've visited cheaper countries, and stayed with family there, spent little on food, but still spent $50 a day. And the taxis were cheaper, and mass transit even cheaper. Why do pompous, pretentious youtube "stars" lie so shamelessly and wantonly like this? I hope it catches up to you.
Tyler Dai (1 month ago)
3:38 I have been there!!!!!!!!
Greg Goldie (1 month ago)
These people have built one million kilometres of freeway in the last 30 years..used more concrete in the last 10years than the usa has used in the last century and that's a fact go have a look for yourself i did blew me away!!
李四 (1 month ago)
We Chinese build our home by manufacturting, not dreaming or complaining
李四 (1 month ago)
+Slappy Fistwad yes, stealing your arrogance
Slappy Fistwad (1 month ago)
well, also stealing
LEO BOOK (1 month ago)
Jedi solo (1 month ago)
don't be naive. I am Chinese but ran away from China and I give service to the world to show the real face of China. There are lot of Fake comments and profile all over the internet from communist puppets. Never believe what China says but what China does. Ccp governs in a style of fake data, slogan, cheats investor. You get the essence of their faking patterns. You are a great man to talk about loudly which is not allowed anywhere else ccp are evil. China blocks youtube and foreign social media. People need VPN in China to watch this video. No international law authorizes China to block foreign social media, China blocks everything they want without any reason but giving advantages to their own companies and medias and blame other countries when they do the same. Many dictators sit at UN like China.
MOHD KAIF (1 month ago)
india is cheaper than China
Abdo ak (1 month ago)
Anker is a great charger! I charge my phone in my car and dont even need to charge it at home
AZMedic (1 month ago)
I see that the PRC's Internet Morale Enforcement Agency has been busy down here.
Surendra Choudhary (1 month ago)
all thanks to a communist party, when you dont have different political parties to fight, some genius leaders lead the country is better.
Tianhao Guo (21 days ago)
+shadowy shadow how about India?
shadowy shadow (21 days ago)
+Tianhao Guo Both places either have mass amounts of corruption, or isn't even a democracy, so not really.
Tianhao Guo (21 days ago)
+shadowy shadow Do you think Africa and South America are democracy or not
shadowy shadow (22 days ago)
+Tianhao Guo Yes, very overrated. Tell that to the tens of millions of Chinese who died due to authoritarian communist policies. What a joke.
Tianhao Guo (22 days ago)
+shadowy shadow I think it is not totally capitalism. It is the competition spirit brought by free market. By the way, democracy is too much over-rated.
Surendra Choudhary (1 month ago)
if communism is more effective for a country, I would it more than democracy.
Tianhao Guo (22 days ago)
Moreover, Democracy does't not equal to kindness.
Paul Huang (1 month ago)
It seems everything Chinese wins!!!!
CodeDive (1 month ago)
“Europe made European goods” is actually the opposite of “The US made American goods.” Did Italy rely on domestic production or British imports, for example?
CodeDive (1 month ago)
Stop with the “dark ages” narrative of medieval Europe. The Middle Ages were as good a time as the Renaissance anyway,
Plackan Ganapathi Tom (1 month ago)
1st 30 minutes.. *India* ???
Janeen Phayne (13 days ago)
Well TSeries is great, and pewdiepie sucks
Ticken1000 (1 month ago)
I'm Chinese in China, we were told since childhood that our mission is to make Chinese peoples great again. Though I do not like China Communist Party, and I have to admit it indeed make efforts to make it.
远行随风 (1 month ago)
Cheap labor without human rights and labor union
Gabe McCall (1 month ago)
I love what Chinese folks do in a bar!!!just on their phones and not talking to one another. What are they gonna do do??? Sing communist propaganda songs? Let’s not forget in mainland China there’s no Google, YouTube, bing, New York Times, BBC, Netflix.......... catch my drift? Americans go to the bar, drink, converse about politics, opinions, criticism of their government, music from around the world...... ect you know?... things you don’t do in an authoritarian state? Just remember.... Mr Jinping is watching. Per capita Chinas GDP is actually really sad. Especially their real GDP and not the fake one the CCP puts out. The people of China suffer under the thumb of the Chinese Communist Party. A lot of them have no idea what else is out there in the world.
Bob M (1 month ago)
love Anker
manny mo (1 month ago)
Forget to mention the US owes China trillions and China don't owe anyone anything. so common sense make China the richest country on this planet. Trump is imposing tariffs is like saying please slow down we can't accumulate more debt and the Chinese say ok don't buy from us stop importing anything from China and product your own sure there are billions around the world who like a Chinese product, China right now is not just the largest manufacturing hub for world brands is becoming the largest shop as they are selling their own top product.
Stephen Merchant (1 month ago)
great stuff.. thanks for making this.
Barrie Wright (1 month ago)
This is nothing but economics India will it self get expensive too like China and India will also automate just to stay economically competitive, then they will move to Africa and south America next the question is will that part of the global population benefit or will it be a new form of economic colonialism ! ? .
Bo Rosenkilde (1 month ago)
Ha ha another crying American....you guys lost in this too. Get used to it.
0:14 50% of the world’s shitty pee
Arnold Tabor (1 month ago)
and when other parts of the world decide to reopen their factories ?
Bay max (1 month ago)
you guys don't know how Chinese people get the no.1..it's the results of the hardworking of thousands of Chinese people. most of chinese people work more than 8 hours . i am a student ,i work 77 hours a week. so we get so many progress.
David O'Reagan (1 month ago)
Gj anker
Dead Squid (1 month ago)
When the word "Shenzhen" loses its meaning after hearing it too much Also 2019 anyone?
Harry Roger (1 month ago)
They make junk. I don't think that's a win.
Joe John (1 month ago)
They are one of the civilization who invented money and they learned thousands of years ago that money talks and bullshit walks
Joe John (1 month ago)
Racism and jealously runs deep.  Why wouldn't they invite China to join the international space station??
Joe John (1 month ago)
Never under estimate anyone.  It's a 6000 year old civilization where Europeans were living in mud huts
paul1mdrn (1 month ago)
7 minutes in and still waiting for this annoying music to fade out.
Moritz Müller (1 month ago)
10:23 I own the exact same model 👍
Steven Mao (1 month ago)
Love from china
ip desperado (1 month ago)
one thing you didn't mention is that china's exports only account for around 19% of GDP. that is because more than 80% are domestic consumptions. also manipulation of RMB isn't entirely accurate. the collapsed FIU street crossing (dubbed as "bridge") was $19.2 millions, but 350km yan'an to kangding expressway only cost around $3.3 billions. if you look at the FIU street crossing (the span of the crossing was around 56 meters), you would have hard time to figure out how this tiny project would cost $19.2 millions. someone was making huge sum of profits.
M Meidiano Al Fajri (1 month ago)
So, These brands headquarters in Silicon Valley is nothing?
Jonathan Rullsen (1 month ago)
Include Paid Promotion, that's it
Drama Freak (1 month ago)
Piece of shit!
psychicopus (1 month ago)
From India. We love the Chinese. You guys are an inspiration to the world! Keep up the hard work, integrity, and peace!
Liang Jiang (20 days ago)
Love from China, we owe it to the world to make 1/3 of the world's human live good lives.
Drama Freak (1 month ago)
While tons of keyboard warriros rave about how China has done amazing things here and there, tons of Chinese citizens have been scrambling to line up before immigration authority from other countries!!!! 😂😂😂😂 If China is so amazing, why do people want to flee? LOL
Bo Gao (1 month ago)
China is known to be very hostile to people who don't have power. If you can't resist, then let's fuck you harder. For the minority elites, they are not that interested in immigration. Maybe getting a green card just in case they get into trouble with the communist government, but unless absolutely necessary, they won't leave China. Essentially the business model of China is that if you have power (knowledge, money, influence, etc.), Chinese government will give you privilege and allow you to enslave the others and they in the mean time make a cut. That's why China is powerful yet stable. There's never a single point of fail that matters. One capitalist down, hundreds rising up to keep the exploiting to less powerful people continue. For this reason, I'm returning to China after finishing my PhD in US. As a person with much above average social level, I get more than what I deserve in China. The same idea goes through many Chinese people, and the attraction to powerful people is the fountain of power of Chinese government.
Kristein Salmath (1 month ago)
I know, there are good products from chineses companies but most of the goods from there pass lower quality checking to achive lower cost.
ne_skaju (1 month ago)
They like to make things.
Bob Stokley (1 month ago)
It doesn't win their products are dogshit
eric cruz (1 month ago)
55444 (1 month ago)
What if Africa became one country and we put all the starving African children to work in factories?

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