New F-35 Fighter Jet Designs Nearly Stolen by China National

 

New F-35 Fighter Jet Designs Nearly Stolen by China National

The Chinese regime nearly got its hands on new designs for America’s latest fighter jet. New designs that could cut costs in producing the F-35 advanced fighter jet were found in the luggage of a Chinese national who was traveling from New York to China. Read more of this post

Product Development in Shenzhen: Should You Move to Hong Kong?

Product Development in Shenzhen: Should You Move to Hong Kong?

China’s emergence as a manufacturing powerhouse over the last decade was quite the debut. Besides surpassing the United States as the world’s largest producer of manufactured goods in 2011, China also managed to double their GDP per capita and in turn, greatly improve the nation’s standard of living. To put this into perspective, this is a feat that took the United Kingdom 150 years (McKinsey). Read more of this post

Manufacturers Had a Good Year and Expect 2015 to Be Better

Manufacturers Had a Good Year and Expect 2015 to Be Better

 

 

 

 

 

Recent data show relative strength in demand and output in the manufacturing sector, with activity levels reflecting improvements since earlier in the year. In particular, the latest Institute for Supply Management’s purchasing managers’ index has reflected robust growth in new orders and production since the summer, and employment and pricing pressures appear to be moving in the right direction. The forecast for real GDP and industrial production for 2015 also show promise, both of which are anticipated to expand by roughly 3% next year. Read more of this post

What Happens When You Decide to Leave China?

What Happens When You Decide to Leave China?

 

 

 

 

Reshoring is the hottest trend in U.S. manufacturing. According to a recent study by Boston Consulting Group, 54 percent of all United States companies over $1 billion in revenues are planning or considering bringing at least some of their manufacturing back to the U.S. Read more of this post

For Some Vermont Manufacturers, ‘Made In USA’ Is An Important Label

For Some Vermont Manufacturers, 'Made In USA' Is An Important Label

Maple Landmark Woodcraft, a Middlebury toy company, got a boost in 2007 when toys imported from China were found to contain lead. Many Vermont manufacturers believe that if goods sold online were labeled with their country of origin, business would grow.
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If you pick up an item in a gift store, chances are, you’ll find a little label telling you where it was made. U.S. law requires it for nearly every imported good.

But shop online, and country of origin information is much harder if not impossible to find.  Read more of this post

FTC Approves Final Consent Settling Charges that Made in USA Brand, LLC Deceived Consumers

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Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that a company providing a “Made in USA” certification seal to marketers did so without verifying the companies’ Made in USA claims, or disclosing that the companies had certified themselves. Read more of this post

Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show Oct. 30 – Nov 3, 2014 – host 55th Annual

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Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the “Yachting Capital of the World” will host the 55th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 30-Nov 3, 2014. Show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. A wide variety of boats and sea vessels will be on display including runabouts, sportfishers, high performance boats, center consoles, cabin cruisers, flats boats, skiffs, express cruisers, sailing yachts, motor yachts, bowriders, catamarans, ski boats, jet boats, trawlers, inflatables, canoes, and extraordinary superyachts.

Covering six locations and over 3 million square feet of space, the show’s transportation network of bus shuttles, water taxis, and riverboats ensures attendees can easily navigate the boat show and its expansive waterways system.

 

Palm Beach International Boat Show 2014

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The 29th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, March 20 – 23, 2014, is one of the top five boat shows in the country – featuring more than $1.2 billion  worth of boats,  yachts  and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers. It is truly an International Show. The event includes hundreds of Boats from 8 foot inflatables, power boats, fishing boats, center consoles, bow riders, personal watercraft to superyachts over 150’. Show entrances will be located at  Evernia St./Flagler Dr. (waterfront) and North Clematis St./Flagler Dr. (waterfront).

Global Pet Expo

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Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s largest annual trade show, is presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA).

The 2013 Show featured 964 exhibitors, 2,686 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. 5,327 pet product buyers from around the world attended.

In 2014, Global Pet Expo will take place March 12-14 in Orlando, Florida. Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals

- See more at: http://globalpetexpo.org/

Bloomberg Bowing to Chinese?

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A lengthy New York Times report makes the case that Bloomberg News has softened its coverage of China for fear of having its reporters kicked out of the country.

Editor-in-chief Matthew Winkler denies the allegation, but the Times musters a great deal of evidence, starting with one Bloomberg story that hasn’t seen the light of day:

“The investigative report they had been working on for the better part of a year, which detailed the hidden financial ties between one of the wealthiest men in China and the families of top Chinese leaders, would not be published.

“In the call late last month, Mr. Winkler defended his decision, comparing it to the self-censorship by foreign news bureaus trying to preserve their ability to report inside Nazi-era Germany, according to Bloomberg employees familiar with the discussion.

“‘He said, “If we run the story, we’ll be kicked out of China,”’ one of the employees said. Less than a week later, a second article, about the children of senior Chinese officials employed by foreign banks, was also declared dead, employees said.

“Mr. Winkler said in an email on Friday that the articles in question were not killed. ‘What you have is untrue,’ he said. ‘The stories are active and not spiked.’”

In that case, the real test will be whether Bloomberg ever publishes them.

In a statement, Bloomberg News expresses disappointment in the Times piece and says “it is absolutely false that we postponed these stories due to external pressure.” But what about the kicked-out-of-China quote?

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