It’s not new that China faces calls for boycott of its products in some parts of the world. Lately, in the Philippines a call for boycott of China products is made “to send a strong signal” to Beijing that Filipinos are not happy of the Chinese bullying over a disputed West Philippine sea.
Albay Governor Joey Salceda says we don’t owe much from China. He said we imported $7 billion from China while exporting only $6 billion to the Chinese in 2010. However, imports could actually rise to $10 billion because of so many smuggled items from China reaching our market.
Can we afford to boycott China products?
Even the European authorities know that China products are all over Europe and some parts of the world. From toys to appliances–these are all made in China. I’ve got some couple of appliances and devices at home that are Made in China:
A couple of popular brands have either put-up a factory in China or has contracted some Chinese companies to manufacture parts for its products.
Apple has contracted Foxconn International Holdings for its iPhones, iPads, and Macbooks.
Nokia has a company in Beijing–Beijing Nokia Mobile Telecommunications Ltd.
Lenovo is a consortium between IBM of America and a Chinese Company.
…and many more.