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China and Weapons of Mass Production: The “China Price” Is the “Cheating Price”

Book Description

This Element is an excerpt from The Coming China Wars: Where They Will Be Fought and How They Can Be Won (ISBN: 9780132359825) by Peter Navarro. Available in print and digital formats.

The horrific truth behind the “China Price”: dangerous, oppressive working conditions, and outright slave labor.

If China is winning on the basis of a cheap, well-disciplined labor force and superior manufacturing methods, that’s one set of facts. In fact, however, much of the “China Price” advantage is the result of slave-labor conditions coupled with a potent array of unfair trade practices that violate virtually every tenet and norm of international trade....