Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Business China apparel makers turn to Vietnam for wage relief Cheap labor outweighs geopolitical risks -- for now Chinese apparel makers are increasingly shifting production to Vietnam, where labor costs are almost 60% lower.
YASUO AWAI, Nikkei staff writer December 21, 2016 17:20 JST | ASEAN
HONG KONG -- Soaring wages at home are prompting Chinese apparel makers to shift production to neighboring Vietnam, where labor costs are nearly 60% lower.
Though such moves involve a certain amount of risk due to the nations' territorial dispute in the South China Sea, among other factors, observers do not see the trend ending anytime soon.
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