Where in the world in Chongqing? If you don’t yet know, you’d better grab an atlas as the ultra-dense (population: 31.4 million) central China municipality is fast becoming the next major hub for electronics manufacturing.
A reported $43 billion worth of foreign investment is pouring into western China, with more than 550 companies taking flyers on the region. Foxconn is on board (to the tune of $1 billion), and Quanta is reportedly considering a similar deal to open a PC assembly plant.
Be forewarned: the Three Gorges Dam, which in many experts’ opinions is a disaster waiting to happen, is nearby. And the crime so rampant in Shenzhen is making its way to Chongqing as well. But there’s no stopping the pursuit of cheap labor — even if it costs billions to save pennies.
We were there just a couple of years ago.
Although lesser known than Shanghai and Shenzhen, Chongquing is huge – people and area – and has a well established manufacturing infrastructure. A lot of Chinese automobiles are produced there.
There are actually 4 gorges but that is not a positive or lucky number.
This city is famous for its mountains, Spicy food, staightforwards characteristics and bueatiful girls. With two rivers winded around the city along with the hundreds-year history, you can sense the special and mysterious culture.
It was a previous defense industry center,that establish a good manufacturing infrasturcture and foster a large number of skilled workers. The salary level is very low compared to other cities in eastern china.
The social environment gradually become better with a series of severe actions to surpress the criminal group and government corruption recently.