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Hello From Shanghai

I just finished my visit to Shanghai. China still amazes my. I see a collective group of people that are optimistic about their future. They will become the major economic super power and a lot of money will be made doing business with them. I have tried to learn Mandarin but I am told if you don’t learn a tonal language by the time you are six, you will never really learn it. I recommend anyone with children see that they learn Chinese.

 I went to visit a battery manufacturer of lithium battery. I have never seen batteries being made. I was surprise at how slowly the workers performed their tasks. I guess the wage is so low they don’t worry about efficiency. As the cost of labor increases I think the companies will become more interested in increased efficiency. This will be good new for companies offering manufacture assembly equipment. I remember in the late 70s how the US manufacturers tried to compete against cheap foreign labor with high tech manufacturing. In the end the jobs went where the labor was cheapest. Eventually these jobs will go to Africa and the circle will continue.

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