Robert Y. ENG

A Tianjin carpet factory, 1980s. Automation has since changed textile production methods. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.

China became a major textile manufacturer beginning in the early 1980s. Its industry quickly expanded to become a top producer and, by the late 1990s, China had become the world’s leading textile-exporting nation. Today, expansion into technical textile products reflects a general trend toward innovation and higher-value products for the domestic as well

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:38-05:00January 22nd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Business and Economy, Industry|Comments Off on Textile and Clothing Industry (Fǎngzhī fúzhuāngyè 纺织服装业)|Fǎngzhī fúzhuāngyè 纺织服装业 (Textile and Clothing Industry)

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