"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

The headquarters of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in 
Jakarta. (BeritaSatu Photo)
"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Mounting labor costs forces Nike to relocate in China

Want China Times, Staff Reporter 2013-02-27

A worker in a shoe factory in Hangzhou. (Photo/Xinhua)

A Guangdong shoe manufacturer for the leading US brand Nike has cut its work force to 4,000 from 13,000 since the global financial crisis five years ago, China Business News reported on Feb. 26.

The factory has no recruitment plans even in the current hiring season after the Chinese New Year holiday, said the factory manager, surnamed Wu.

Nike paid its workers US$200 a month in the 1990s, when plants came to China from Taiwan, Wu said. Labor costs have rocketed after the financial crisis, now over US$500 a month. The pay well exceeds Indonesian salaries at US$300 and Vietnam's US$250 a month, Wu added.

"We have lost part of our orders as Nike would not pay a cent more if it could strike a deal without that cent," Wu said. "If I felt like taking a risk, I could have kept about 10,000 employees. But this means we would have to pay an extra US$2 million each month to prevent orders from going to Indonesian competitors."

Rising labor costs and intense competition have put sportswear giants, such as Nike and Adidas, in a dilemma about slashing profits or making fewer products.

Another Guangdong manufacturer who has contracts with Nike told China Business News that it plans to raise quotes because minimum wages in China have skyrocketed over recent years. The manufacturer also admitted that it was very likely to receive fewer orders.

A pair of sports shoes manufactured in Guangdong costs US$1 to US$2 more than those made in Indonesia or Vietnam. Nike still leaves a reasonable amount of orders to Guangdong shoemakers because of quality standards, and the domestic market is still promising despite a 6% decrease in orders from China for five months through April 2013, a Nike contract manufacturer said.

Statistics compiled by China Business News showed that in 2001, China made 40% of Nike's sneakers and Vietnam 13%. In 2005, China's contribution declined to 36% while Vietnam's climbed to 26%. In 2009, Vietnam caught up with China, both individually making 36% of all Nike sneakers. In 2010, Vietnam overtook China, making 37% of Nike's sneakers versus 34% by China.

Sourcing raw materials for sneakers and sportswear and their assembly lines are easier to standardize, giving Nike leverage to move its production base to China's hinterland and Southeast Asian countries, said Li Peng, Asia Footwear Association secretary general.

Nike has established five production sites in Jiangxi province, employing tens of thousands of workers.

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