China Wages: What the past 10 years tell us about the next 10 years.

 China Wages: What the past 10 years tell us about the next 10 years.

Insider's look at how to find and manage suppliers in China

A comprehensive tutorial designed to help professional buyers improve their strategic sourcing and supply chain management

China Sourcing Academy (CSA) lecturer Mike Bellamy has been blogging for a decade. CSA selected the best 100+ posts (covering 18 different sub-topics) from his various blogs for their relevance to international buyers doing business with China. Each week we pick a topic and offer the best post about that topic pulled from Mike’s 100+ posts.

In other words, we hope to bring you the best of the best from the past decade of blogs!

Labor Rates

How much do these guys make in China?

Sub topics to be covered in the series: General Sourcing, Scams, Safe Payment Practices, VAT, Exclusivity & Distributor Agreements, Contracts & Legal Issues, Intellectual Property, Supplier Validation/ Due Diligence/ RFQ, Logistics, Quality Assurance, Project Management/ Vendor Coordination/ Communications, Ethics, Middlemen/Agents/ Consultants/Trading Companies/ Brokers, Business Formation, Small Order Issues, China Wages, Engineering, Compliance

This week’s topic/ selected blog posts:

Labor Rates

Comparing a purchasing manager’s salary in China and USA

Reports of China’s death as a sourcing destination are highly exaggerated.

What lawn mowing methods tell us about the costs of labor in China

Labor Shortage in China



  1. Mike on May 19, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Check out as they can introduce agents to you. thanks for writing in to our blog w your question!

  2. Gabriel Zulu, Ginna Creations on May 19, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    would like to agents for companies from China engaged in supply of office equipment, bicycles, baby diapers, hardware , roof sealing compound and kitchen oil grease dissolving chemicals.

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