Follow-up: Taiwanese looking beyond China

In a previous article on rising manufacturing costs in China, the Red Cat Journal described the increased pressure on profitability that foreign manufacturers in China will face going forward. We speculated that the Taiwanese might be among the hardest hit. An article in today’s Wall Street Journal highlights the trend for Taiwanese to put new investments in other countries, such as Vietnam, naming several technology companies (Hon Hai, Compal, Quanta) that have already announced or are thinking about investments in Vietnam.