“Made in China” is almost everywhere in our life, no matter which country you are living. Today we will talk about the apparel industry and the trade with China, with Mr. Benjamin Lee. For four generations, Mr. Lee’s family has been in the textile industry and later the apparel industry. They started from Shanghai then Hong Kong and expanded to many Asian countries. From 1970s, Benjamin came to the US and continued the family business with import and export in textile and clothing. What has changed in the apparel industry over these many decades? What is the competitive advantages of China today? Is China still going to play a big role as the cost is constantly increasing in China recent years? What should you know when you are considering getting in the apparel industry with China? Please listen to Michelle Zou’s interview with Benjamin Lee about trade with China in the apparel industry. www.voiceamerica.com/episode/107889/trade-with-china-in-the-apparel-industry
About the Guest
Benjamin Lee is Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Washington (HKAW) and Chairman of the National US Hong Kong Business Association (NUSHKBA) in 2009. A well-known figure within the Seattle community, he is willing to step up to help and donate to the community at any opportunity he gets. Benjamin has been an influential figure of HKAW’s recent growth by working closely with the National USHKBA and Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide. He brings in numerous business connections, and leading the way on building relationships with organizations such as Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO). On the business side, Benjamin is also an international business leader. He is an owner of an import/export company Foreign Sources Ltd. He is well connected in the business world, especially in Asia, from Hong Kong, Shanghai, to Taiwan.