China v Japan

I’m not sure what to make of this video describing the economic impact of a war between China and Japan. Now, please understand that I think the odds of this happening are almost impossibly remote under the current administrations. When economies dip, nationalism almost always rises, and China at its upper levels is an All-Star when it comes acting insulted.  And its relevance to most of our readers is both high and low, as any major dispute — be it military or an extensive trade war — would have consequences for up almost every industry, not just electronics manufacturing. Yet there’s little on a practical level that our readers could do about it.

But whether you agree with the hypothesis, it’s an incredibly creative way to tell a story.

This entry was posted in Hot Wires by Mike. Bookmark the permalink.

About Mike

Mike Buetow is president of the Printed Circuit Engineering Association ( He previously was editor-in-chief of Circuits Assembly magazine, the leading publication for electronics manufacturing, and PCD&F, the leading publication for printed circuit design and fabrication. He spent 21 years as vice president and editorial director of UP Media Group, for which he oversaw all editorial and production aspects. He has more than 30 years' experience in the electronics industry, including six years at IPC, an electronics trade association, at which he was a technical projects manager and communications director. He has also held editorial positions at SMT Magazine, community newspapers and in book publishing. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois. Follow Mike on Twitter: @mikebuetow