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Why Chinese Manufacturing Wins

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Wendover Productions (1 year ago)
I hope you enjoy this video! There's a bit of a unique situation in this video where the sponsor is partially the subject of the video as well. This is because they were able to give me a level of access that normally would not have been possible (Chinese factories are not easy to film in.) I want to stress that I did have creative control over the video but take my presentation with a grain of salt nonetheless. I visited a well-regarded, ethical factory which isn't necessarily a reflection of all factories in China, as you may know. I also didn't cover some of the issues with manufacturing in China and other less-developed countries since I was taking a more holistic, economic view rather than a person view.
SpaceX 999 (25 days ago)
+Sugito x China's high-speed rail loses money every year, no profit.China's high-speed rail company has more than 780 billion US dollars(5.3 trillion RMB) in debt.
flower (1 month ago)
Factory wages start from $18+ per hour.
Eric Floyd (2 months ago)
It's a little hard to hear you over the music
Brass Monkey (2 months ago)
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Karl Palmberg (2 months ago)
this shit is crazy, shit shit shit shit
Chee Wei Hon (1 day ago)
When China was poor, people fear of China. But now China is rich, people fear even more. Especially the Japs and Americans
Hugo Alejandro Banda Martinez (1 day ago)
Two thumps up for china...
Kim Jakab (2 days ago)
Thanks for a great video! This gives some perspective on several very important things. It's easy now to understand why USA is acting so destructive and why China keeps on surprising the rest of the world positively in almost all fields!
TARUN KUMAR (4 days ago)
The map of India is wrong. The northern part of kashmir has been missed. Kindly correct the mistake
Duron Wise (1 day ago)
Gokulraj K. (4 days ago)
N,mm* f. ujiiim t Fun
edbo10 (4 days ago)
My dad told me that Japan used to be the 'made in China' back in the 50s and 60s - if you got something that was made in Japan, you knew it'd be junk. China has been like that for a while but now all the high end stuff is made in China.
John Hili (5 days ago)
This is all propaganda !! China production wins because it is based on underpaid workers and long working hours!!!!
林航 (4 days ago)
John Hili We Chinese have no other choices but working harder than others. Chinese deserve the victory.
A H M E D S E L E E M (5 days ago)
Everything costs less in China, so labor costs less too, this is totally wrong i was their the main reason is the governmental subsidies and economic procedures, offshoring and manufacturing mostly in Africa to decrease the costs of labor and row materials
Ryan N (6 days ago)
I have purchase Chinese items on Amazon from Shenzen and they work quite well.
Azlan7147 (6 days ago)
Chinese products are garbage. Anker is different. Chinese manufacturers only have standards and ethics when they're provided by a western company. They literally fill stuffed animals with toxic waste to avoid paying for disposal. They make products that break on store shelves before they're even bought. Anker offers quality products products and I would highly recommend them, but they are completely without morals or ethics. Anker commits massive review fraud with self sales. They provide products to influencers for positive reviews. Anker has even tried to bribe me personally. I took offense and refused their free products for positive reviews.
Bo Gao (6 days ago)
One thing that many Chinese companies can learn from Anker is to GET YOUR ENGLISH correct. For many times I see Chinese products that are otherwise perfectly usable coming with horrible Chinglish documentation that even a native Chinese speaker like me can't understand. Same recommendation goes to Indian, Mexican and other non-English countries.
SDE Music (6 days ago)
what a genius move, if Us dont charge for import we won't charge for export....sick sick
SDE Music (1 day ago)
anglekan more like act of good business strategy!!! It’s all the money 💰
anglekan (1 day ago)
Yeah the art of war.
dennytenny (6 days ago)
As a humanitarian gesture, Trump built Shenzhen. That's how great he is.
dennytenny (6 days ago)
Lies! Christian Europe was the greater than China. The Chinese stole gunpowder and pasta from Europe.
Trevor Smith (8 days ago)
child labour
A random account. (8 days ago)
Cuz they have lots of plastic.
makemyday1993 (9 days ago)
my dyslectic ass thought it said, "Why Chinese Manufacturing wine" took me a good 3 minutes until I realised it had nothing to do with wine production.
Slappy Fistwad (10 days ago)
Shitty 11 minute Anker ad!!!!
Slappy Fistwad (10 days ago)
3:30 that's a crock of shit. I've visited cheaper countries, and stayed with family there, spent little on food, but still spent $50 a day. And the taxis were cheaper, and mass transit even cheaper. Why do pompous, pretentious youtube "stars" lie so shamelessly and wantonly like this? I hope it catches up to you.
Tyler Dai (10 days ago)
3:38 I have been there!!!!!!!!
Greg Goldie (11 days ago)
These people have built one million kilometres of freeway in the last 30 years..used more concrete in the last 10years than the usa has used in the last century and that's a fact go have a look for yourself i did blew me away!!
李四 (11 days ago)
We Chinese build our home by manufacturting, not dreaming or complaining
李四 (8 days ago)
+Slappy Fistwad yes, stealing your arrogance
Slappy Fistwad (10 days ago)
well, also stealing
LEO BOOK (11 days ago)
Jedi solo (12 days ago)
don't be naive. I am Chinese but ran away from China and I give service to the world to show the real face of China. There are lot of Fake comments and profile all over the internet from communist puppets. Never believe what China says but what China does. Ccp governs in a style of fake data, slogan, cheats investor. You get the essence of their faking patterns. You are a great man to talk about loudly which is not allowed anywhere else ccp are evil. China blocks youtube and foreign social media. People need VPN in China to watch this video. No international law authorizes China to block foreign social media, China blocks everything they want without any reason but giving advantages to their own companies and medias and blame other countries when they do the same. Many dictators sit at UN like China.
MOHD KAIF (13 days ago)
india is cheaper than China
Abdo ak (14 days ago)
Anker is a great charger! I charge my phone in my car and dont even need to charge it at home
AZMedic (14 days ago)
I see that the PRC's Internet Morale Enforcement Agency has been busy down here.
Surendra Choudhary (14 days ago)
all thanks to a communist party, when you dont have different political parties to fight, some genius leaders lead the country is better.
Rishi Eastwood (12 hours ago)
Spot on. The older I get the more I realize democracy is a joke. It may have worked 80 years ago. But now in the globalised world.. Hell no.
shadowy shadow (6 days ago)
Capitalism is what made China rich, not communism. All communism has done for the chinese is death and decades of being held back.
Nafets (12 days ago)
Problem of democracy is that any development project will undergo intensive validation from different parties (congress, senate, local government, local entities, private institution) which will prolong the implementation of infrastructure for countries development. Even a signature of one signatories takes 1 year. Sometimes, I just laugh at the comedy of my democratic government
Surendra Choudhary (14 days ago)
if communism is more effective for a country, I would it more than democracy.
Paul Huang (14 days ago)
It seems everything Chinese wins!!!!
CodeChimp (14 days ago)
“Europe made European goods” is actually the opposite of “The US made American goods.” Did Italy rely on domestic production or British imports, for example?
CodeChimp (14 days ago)
Stop with the “dark ages” narrative of medieval Europe. The Middle Ages were as good a time as the Renaissance anyway,
Plackan Ganapathi Tom (16 days ago)
1st 30 minutes.. *India* ???
Ticken1000 (16 days ago)
I'm Chinese in China, we were told since childhood that our mission is to make Chinese peoples great again. Though I do not like China Communist Party, and I have to admit it indeed make efforts to make it.
远行随风 (16 days ago)
Cheap labor without human rights and labor union
Gabe McCall (16 days ago)
I love what Chinese folks do in a bar!!!just on their phones and not talking to one another. What are they gonna do do??? Sing communist propaganda songs? Let’s not forget in mainland China there’s no Google, YouTube, bing, New York Times, BBC, Netflix.......... catch my drift? Americans go to the bar, drink, converse about politics, opinions, criticism of their government, music from around the world...... ect you know?... things you don’t do in an authoritarian state? Just remember.... Mr Jinping is watching. Per capita Chinas GDP is actually really sad. Especially their real GDP and not the fake one the CCP puts out. The people of China suffer under the thumb of the Chinese Communist Party. A lot of them have no idea what else is out there in the world.
Bob M (16 days ago)
love Anker
manny mo (16 days ago)
Forget to mention the US owes China trillions and China don't owe anyone anything. so common sense make China the richest country on this planet. Trump is imposing tariffs is like saying please slow down we can't accumulate more debt and the Chinese say ok don't buy from us stop importing anything from China and product your own sure there are billions around the world who like a Chinese product, China right now is not just the largest manufacturing hub for world brands is becoming the largest shop as they are selling their own top product.
Stephen Merchant (17 days ago)
great stuff.. thanks for making this.
Barrie Wright (17 days ago)
This is nothing but economics India will it self get expensive too like China and India will also automate just to stay economically competitive, then they will move to Africa and south America next the question is will that part of the global population benefit or will it be a new form of economic colonialism ! ? .
Bo Rosenkilde (17 days ago)
Ha ha another crying American....you guys lost in this too. Get used to it.
Jesse Threebeards (Tribute) (18 days ago)
0:14 50% of the world’s shitty pee
Arnold Tabor (19 days ago)
and when other parts of the world decide to reopen their factories ?
汪鑫 (19 days ago)
you guys don't know how Chinese people get the no.1..it's the results of the hardworking of thousands of Chinese people. most of chinese people work more than 8 hours . i am a student ,i work 77 hours a week. so we get so many progress.
David O'Reagan (19 days ago)
Gj anker
Dead Squid (19 days ago)
When the word "Shenzhen" loses its meaning after hearing it too much Also 2019 anyone?
Harry Roger (19 days ago)
They make junk. I don't think that's a win.
Joe John (20 days ago)
They are one of the civilization who invented money and they learned thousands of years ago that money talks and bullshit walks
Joe John (20 days ago)
Racism and jealously runs deep.  Why wouldn't they invite China to join the international space station??
Joe John (20 days ago)
Never under estimate anyone.  It's a 6000 year old civilization where Europeans were living in mud huts
paul1mdrn (20 days ago)
7 minutes in and still waiting for this annoying music to fade out.
Moritz Müller (21 days ago)
10:23 I own the exact same model 👍
Steven Mao (21 days ago)
Love from china
ip desperado (21 days ago)
one thing you didn't mention is that china's exports only account for around 19% of GDP. that is because more than 80% are domestic consumptions. also manipulation of RMB isn't entirely accurate. the collapsed FIU street crossing (dubbed as "bridge") was $19.2 millions, but 350km yan'an to kangding expressway only cost around $3.3 billions. if you look at the FIU street crossing (the span of the crossing was around 56 meters), you would have hard time to figure out how this tiny project would cost $19.2 millions. someone was making huge sum of profits.
M Meidiano Al Fajri (22 days ago)
So, These brands headquarters in Silicon Valley is nothing?
Jonathan Rullsen (22 days ago)
Include Paid Promotion, that's it
Drama Freak (23 days ago)
Piece of shit!
psychicopus (23 days ago)
From India. We love the Chinese. You guys are an inspiration to the world! Keep up the hard work, integrity, and peace!
Drama Freak (23 days ago)
While tons of keyboard warriros rave about how China has done amazing things here and there, tons of Chinese citizens have been scrambling to line up before immigration authority from other countries!!!! 😂😂😂😂 If China is so amazing, why do people want to flee? LOL
Bo Gao (6 days ago)
China is known to be very hostile to people who don't have power. If you can't resist, then let's fuck you harder. For the minority elites, they are not that interested in immigration. Maybe getting a green card just in case they get into trouble with the communist government, but unless absolutely necessary, they won't leave China. Essentially the business model of China is that if you have power (knowledge, money, influence, etc.), Chinese government will give you privilege and allow you to enslave the others and they in the mean time make a cut. That's why China is powerful yet stable. There's never a single point of fail that matters. One capitalist down, hundreds rising up to keep the exploiting to less powerful people continue. For this reason, I'm returning to China after finishing my PhD in US. As a person with much above average social level, I get more than what I deserve in China. The same idea goes through many Chinese people, and the attraction to powerful people is the fountain of power of Chinese government.
Kristein Salmath (23 days ago)
I know, there are good products from chineses companies but most of the goods from there pass lower quality checking to achive lower cost.
izvarzone (23 days ago)
They like to make things.
Bob Stokley (23 days ago)
It doesn't win their products are dogshit
eric cruz (24 days ago)
56456546643466 (24 days ago)
What if Africa became one country and we put all the starving African children to work in factories?
Pin Wei (25 days ago)
Easy answer. Thy r hardworking. Europe, usa lazy af
罗前进 (25 days ago)
Huzaifa Johar (25 days ago)
Anker chargers van charge 4 times faster than any original samsung and aaple chargers
lchpdmq (25 days ago)
Effectively slave labor
Nine Inch Nail (25 days ago)
Cheap labor and unlimited labor pool, it’s pretty simple. The fancy video was cute
ruiteng Chan (25 days ago)
Challenge:Don’t spread hate. —a random Chinese
Tan Meng (13 days ago)
And may hope for peace and toleration trample any means of hostility presented by the elites and not the masses that just want peace prosperity and stability.
Javier Blazquez (25 days ago)
50 cent army working hard
Rafa Chen (25 days ago)
It’s not as good as those of you who do anti-China video.
abc abc (27 days ago)
So many butt hurt people in the comment section. Do you know that China did not force you to buy their product?
Hlalala Maluleke (27 days ago)
*Slavary* Low wages
nameirakpam dhananjoy (27 days ago)
Bob Han (27 days ago)
Chinese manufacturing is winning? Actually foreign factories are leaving. Emperor Xi is surrendering to Trump, but manufacturers are still leaving. Foreign manufacturers are sick of intellectual property theft, unfair competition, rising labor cost, but most of all communist party interference.
Bob Han (27 days ago)
Wendover is Chinese Communist propaganda or Emperor Xi's troll army.
Bob Han (27 days ago)
Chinese require foreign company to submit manufacturing material list and process on top of sharing technology with Chinese partner in name of safety. Goverment subsidize Chinese manufacturers unfairly contrary to WTO agreement. Chinese electric car tax incentive only applies if the electric car contains Chinese owned battery brand. Communist party interference? What happened to Jack Ma, LOL!
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Ricky Lau (1 month ago)
The cost of labours' life are... https://youtu.be/-V87IqYKrw4
Miami Eyes ME (1 month ago)
with no quality control ,they built bull shit
EatDrinkPlayToLearnChinese - For Lazy Dummies (1 month ago)
We live in the United States, but originally from China. Thus, We know China very well. Actually, China can produce any quality of products. But for the American business people, they would only import $1 cost products and sell them to Americans at $30. That made Chinese products look bad.
Drama Freak (23 days ago)
You'd better google international trade rules set by WTO. That speaks a lot about how China has been taking advantage of unfair trade thanks to their developing country status.
RM Azim (1 month ago)
Only a matter of time China overtakes USA in all sectors
Paul W (1 month ago)
Now the US charges taxes for certain imports soooo this video is starting to show its age. It's true, China makes it easy to sell, but not easy to sell to. It's an unbalanced system, and now since China is in full manufacturing mode they're effectively killing off manufacturing everywhere else in the world because so many countries have allowed them to sell goods tax free, while we can not sell them goods tax free. It's no surprise they have made a killing, but I'm not sure if it will continue to be so unbalanced. I hope China continues to build a strong economy, but not at the peril of other countries.
Cayce John (1 month ago)
Cayce John (1 month ago)
Vikram Aditya Paul (1 month ago)
Kodos to China for cracking the manufacturing code & hitting it hard.
Yuriel Astillero (1 month ago)
After 1978, China cheated communism. Unfair for them; their economy changed, but their politics weren't changed.
Billionaire Ballers Club (1 month ago)
Well becuse they have a billion people most of whom are dumb as shit and are paid basically nothing thats why when in the rest of the free world you have to pay a high wage
Ali Raza Bajeer (1 month ago)
Kent Yu (1 month ago)
Taiwan also belongs to China!
Dreadog (27 days ago)
Taiwan folks dont think so.
fibbly fobbly (1 month ago)
Lol the millenia old Chinese paradox. Chinese+quality. Even Chinese pirates used Arab, Portuguese or Spanish guns instead if ching chong crap. No China, your time crowing atop your dunghill will end shortly as soon as robot price falls to point where offshoring to China is economically unattractive. 5 years maximum and you'll be back to the 1980s where you belong and always lived, in poverty, squalor filth and overpopulation with warlords ruling over you.
volksdeutsche waffen ss (1 month ago)
polluted filthy people , spreading there filth
alert oriented (1 month ago)
I think China conquered the world already or will dominate this earth soon . . Here in sydney , most property are owned by chinese .
TK Baha (1 month ago)
communist china did pay out huge amount of money to pay for positive commentators on all news medias in western nation,. Brainwashed, fake contents.
876TX (1 month ago)
Southern China is no1 most polluted area in the world.
ResponseAspire 4 Galaxy-2YOU (1 month ago)
bullshit idiot
Paopaowell Pao (1 month ago)
china is everything my kitchen my table my chair my car component my electric my mobile device my computer air conditioner my door gate my my refrigerator my vacuum my car wash machine my light, switchin, led, led, my solar panel wow is still ETC
Tristan Band (1 month ago)
I'll say it again: this will be a Chinese century. Better start learning Mandarin and Cantonese.
Jorge Nascimento (1 month ago)
Praise the Communist dictatorship! NOT! KIll it with fire!
Nuts Broker (1 month ago)
Me : China looks cool Me , after : oh yeah , they are a dictatorial government who use modern gulag for political opposant
Microphunktv (1 month ago)
Chinese will probably be the last standing sub-race of humans and rule this solar system in the future once entire world is so automated by tech/robotics and cybernetics
Damian P (1 month ago)
Great video can see where the stuff I buy on wish comes from