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Re: [OT] Yemen (wasRe: King Donald)




On 2017-02-04 19:48, Caver1 wrote:
The  Foxconn Shenzhen factory has at least 300,000 workers
and Foxconn has somewhere near 1,000,000 employees total. So
60,000 is no big deal to them

True, but the significant part of the story is that those 60K workers were replaced by robots. One small step.... They were (relatively) expensive workers, IOW. Foxconn is planning more of the same in future, and says it will be retraining its workers for higher-value-added work. Well, that last bit sounds good:
http://fortune.com/2016/05/26/foxconn-factory-robot-workers/

Foxconn is said to be planning a $7 billion spend on a US factory for making displays:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2017/01/23/foxconn-may-build-7b-plant-us/96945414/

Since US workers will cost more than Chinese ones, expect this plant to be as fully automated as possible. Foxconn is also spending money on robotics R&D. I expect that the US plant, if built, will be a testbed for robotics as well. Question: Will this foreign manufacturer benefit from the same tax cuts and deregulation as American ones?

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