China’s manufacturing mojo isn’t easy for rivals to take away
Reducing supply-chain dependence on it is still a hard nut to crack
There’s been a lot of talk of shifting manufacturing supply chains away from China. Other countries want to cut their dependence on the world’s biggest factory floor, wary that Beijing is wielding too much power over the global economy. Replacing China, though, isn’t all that easy. Making highways and production lines that work like clockwork, with tightly-knit networks of suppliers, is a gargantuan task.