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China’s Moves to OBM via OEM-Powered Takeoff – Whither Taiwan’s Brands?

With King George’s agreement, the British East India company sent an emissary, Lord Macartney, to meet with the Qianlong Emperor of China in 1793. The problem was the trade imbalance — silver flowing into China; tea flowing out. Textile producers having grown fevered at the thought of selling just one pair of socks to every …

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Designing and Manufacturing an Alloy Frame – The Production Process from CAD, to Jig, Decals and Beyond

My company, Primavera Cycles,  is in the very early stages of designing a new butted-alloy frame bike. The frame will be the first and primary part of the process, to be closely followed by the selection of appropriate base colors, appropriate graphics, and decals. It will be a warts and all exposé of proceedings. You will …

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New High Grade Alloy Model from Giant and Merida Under $US 900? – Context and Possible Implications

Andrew at Taiwan in Cycles recently posted on this week’s signing of a FTA between China and Taiwan, “ECFA“. He suggests that this will be good for the larger players such as Giant Manufacturing, and will put increasing pressure on the smaller companies. I’d briefly like to add some observations to this. I have been …

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