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Robots in demand in China as labour costs climb.

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Young Master Smeet
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Here's the TUC resolution:

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10 The impact of automation on employment Congress notes the growing impact of automation and robotics in many workplaces. Research suggests that as many as 10 million UK jobs could be lost over the next 10 to 20 years as a consequence of technological change in the workplace. In many industries, such developments present profound implications for not only employment, but also the quality of work, training, and safety. In shipping, for example, trials of crewless technology on board a ferry are due to start next year and Rolls-Royce is predicting that autonomous merchant ships will be in service by the end of this decade. Congress therefore calls for the TUC to:

i develop a proactive strategy for dealing with the challenges presented by workplace automation and to develop resources to assist member unions in responding to employers who use technology in a socially damaging way

ii conduct research on the issues and to produce policy programmes to demonstrate how technology could be used to improve the nature of work and to harness the technological opportunities and make them work for, rather than against, workers’ best interests, and to ensure that the UK workforce is given the training and support to make transitions to new and better jobs and that the productivity gained by growing automation is shared by all.

https://www.tuc.org.uk/sites/default/files/Congress_2016_Final_Agenda_Digital.pdf

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A sign of the changing times, perhaps,  I came across this peice of infornation recently. 

"Meet the Chinese Billionaire Who’s Moving Manufacturing to the U.S. to Cut Costs"

 

http://fortune.com/2016/12/22/us-china-manufacturing-costs-investment/

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"Wage and transportation costs are getting higher in China, Cao says. "Compared with four years ago, labor wages [in China] today have tripled," he told China Business Network. Meanwhile, "transportation in the U.S. costs the equivalent of less than one yuan ($) per kilometer, while road tolls [in China] are higher," he added, pointing out that some mid- and small-sized Chinese enterprises have already started moving to Southeast Asian countries like Vietnam and Cambodia for cheaper wages and materials."

Young Master Smeet
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https://www.newamerica.org/cybersecurity-initiative/blog/chinas-plan-lead-ai-purpose-prospects-and-problems/

https://www.cfr.org/blog/beijings-ai-strategy-old-school-central-planning-futuristic-twist

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What the plan lacks in concrete details, it makes up for in vision and ambition. It depicts a future China overcoming the challenges of an aging population and resource constraints through integrating AI into everything from agriculture and manufacturing to governing and public security. Still, the plan also reveals that China’s opening salvo in the global race to dominate AI will rely on old-school centrally guided economic development. The question is, will it work?

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Another account of Chinese companies investing in the US by Richard D Wolff - Wolff presents it in a clear and sometimes amusing way, at the same time it is serious and desperately sad for the workers affected:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxB9ZZpwB0M

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And many Chinese capitalists are  investing in the US due to the high cost of production, it does indicate that labor price in the USA is getting closer to the Chinese labor price, and the working class continue believing in the nonsense of their own exploiters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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meel2 wrote:

Another account of Chinese companies investing in the US by Richard D Wolff - Wolff presents it in a clear and sometimes amusing way, at the same time it is serious and desperately sad for the workers affected:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxB9ZZpwB0M

The Chinese capitalists have  made an offer to the Mexican capitalists that probably they will not refuse if the USA tries to eliminate "NAFTA"

China, Russia, Israel, and Iran are doing enormous investment in Latin America. The old days when the USA was the king and able to kick butt to everybody are already gone. This is the century of Chinese capitalism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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