sorry, wordpress to have neglected you for this long. life’s been a little crazy these days between multiple competing work deadlines, stories, and trying to see old friends off before they embark on the next leg of their life adventures.
been thinking a lot about “dreams” and “理想“ recently. at the china brand show in vegas earlier this week, it really seemed to highlight what a big bubble we live in most of the time. the world of trade and sourcing is so huge, yet there’s such little transparency behind the halls of trade shows, sourcing events, and the like. what new figures will the canton export fair bring this coming october? and more importantly, what will be the stories behind those numbers? is china on its way out as the world’s manufacturer as distributors seek even cheaper sources in vietnam, india and southeast asia?