Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Toys R Us

Shantou, specifically a little satellite community of Shantou called Chenghai, is filled with toy factories. A fact that, until recently, seemed of little importance or merit. With the ongoing Chinese product scandals, however, it's taken on a certain relevance. Especially since there are 3,000 toy manufacturers in this district and that "at least 70 percent of the products are exported to more than 100 countries and regions," according to a People's Daily Online story.

On a side note, http://www.chinese-outpost.com/, summarizes news from various provinces and seems to provide news on smaller and medium-sized cities, Shantou among them.


Kyle said...
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Kyle said...

Yeah, this coupled with the recent story about the PLA hacking into Pentagon computers has me worried that a "showdown" is approaching faster than we'd anticipated.

Good thing I didn't plant any roots over there.

Oh, wait... I did!