Global Sources Mark Saunderson

Industry giants like Thomson, Sony, Philips and Apex Digital are manufacturing their DVD players in China. The biggest retailers in the United States, like Wal-Mart, Target, RadioShack and Kmart have strong sourcing divisions in China, and if they don't have an office there, they definitely are going there. China's DVD sector has well over 400 exporters of the product, including 300-plus manufacturers. The bulk of output comes from the Dongguan-Huizhou-Shenzhen triangle in the southern province of Guangdong, which is home to at least 200 manufacturers of DVD players. The second largest production base is eastern China: Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang. Outside the two major

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