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What You Need to Know About Manufacturing in China

Open hardware pioneer Bunnie Huang offers advice to startups gleaned from a decade of working with Chinese factories.

December 15, 2016

Andrew “Bunnie” Huang has been an integral part of the open hardware startups Chumby, Novena, and Chibitronics and knows the manufacturing system of Shenzhen, China, inside and out. MIT Technology Review business editor Elizabeth Woyke talks with him about forging productive partnerships with Chinese factories, the many ways that fake products are produced in Shenzhen, and whether it’s still cost-effective for companies to manufacture in China.