How has the rise in manufacturing in China affected manufacturing in Thailand?”
Here is an interesting artilcle with some good points: http://www.mas.gov.sg/resource/publications/staff_papers/Staffpaper42China.pdf “Outside China, India and Vietnam are also developing as manufacturing centers,” says David Friedfeld, president of ClearVision Optical, “as well as places like Thailand and Singapore. The infrastructure isn’t there yet either and it’s not as easy to do business in those countries, but you will see movement there with manufacturing in all industries.” On the high end, many believe Japan and European countries like Italy will maintain their position as specialty manufacturing centers. Still, Chinese factories are stepping up their ability to produce high-quality details and specialty frames. “The Chinese are very hungry and ambitious,” says Alessandro Lanaro, president and CEO of Modo.