The great uncoupling: One supply chain for China, one for everywhere else

US pressure and the pandemic are forcing many companies to rethink their Chinese manufacturing operations

TAIPEI • Earlier this year, four dozen lawyers, accountants and bankers from all over Latin America piled into a conference room in an office tower on Miami Waterfront. They listened, spellbound, as Mr Nicholas Chen, an energetic lawyer who had come all the way from Taiwan, told them about an exodus of manufacturing from China that could make them rich.

"The tsunami waters are flowing outward now," Mr Chen said to the audience.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 07, 2020, with the headline 'The great uncoupling: One supply chain for China, one for everywhere else'. Print Edition | Subscribe