Interesting article about the risks of outsourcing your production to China, especially if you're a small business.
Main points of article:
1. Poor Quality of Product to the point of recalls, destroyed production runs, and damaged reputation.
2. Delays in getting your product run going. Chinese factories serve a variety of clients and as a small business you have last priority.
3. High Shipping Costs
4. Theft of your intellectual property. Expect to see knockoffs of your product in the marketplace.
If there were ever an argument for capitalism being linked to democracy and rule of law, this would be it.