China- Change in Manufacturing Location

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How long did it take China to change its economy from mainly agricultural to largest economy alongside Japan and USA?
30 years
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How much did the % of GDP that came from agriculture fall from 1978 and 2004?
30% to 15%
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What was the amount of colour TVs manufactured in China in 1978 compared to the number in 2004?
4000 in 1978 and 75 million in 2004
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What are the 5 reasons why many TNCs have moved their manufacturing to China?
Cheap Labour/ Prohibition of striked/Long working hours/ Laxer h&s regulations/Tax incentives and tax free zones
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Why is there cheap labour?
No single mim. wage and much lower than somewhere like UK eg. Shenzhen is £90 per month and Bejing is £70 per month, compared to UK which is £990 per month
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Why are there not very many strikes?
The Allwor-China Federation of Trade Unions must get workers back to work as quickly as possible and it is illegal to join any other union than ACFTU.
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What is not enforced?
The amount of working hours that people are allowed to work, 40 hours a week with a max of 36 hours overtime/H&S regulations eg. 100s of factory workers were treated for mercury posioning
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What are the tax incentives for most of China to encourage manufactures to manufacture their product in China?
No tax for 2 years/ 7.5% for 3 yeras/ 15% from them on compared to 30% tax for rest of China
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