China plus one

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Thu Jan 10 03:48:10 UTC 2013

If you already have a production base in China, you might want to add a base in one country outside in China, such as in India, Japan or Southeast Asia, to hedge against rising labor costs or other instability. That's a China plus one strategy.

The earliest I see or this expression is August 27, 2002: Malaysia set to avoid tech price war against China (

2003: Governance of the world: WTO and implications on industrial development in ASEAN (
2003: ASEAN-Japan competitive strategy: papers and proceedings of the International Symposium "Toward ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership" held on July 23, 2003 in Tokyo, Japan (

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

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