I read in PGBuzz that the American company Up With Paper predicts big problems when President trump imposes more tariffs on Chinese goods from 1st September. That’s one of the risks – of being caught in a tsunami – when one has good manufactured abroad. What starts out as an attractive proposition become a nightmare.

What will the consequences for those businesses and for the businesses in China that are making these goods. Will their customer base shrink? In the tariff wars, where will the biggest pain hit, and who can withstand it best?

I’ve read every shade of opinion, from the dire prediction that the USA will be President Trump’s next bankruptcy, to support for a President who is tackling China head on. Time will tell.

I had never heard of Up With Paper, but looking at their website I see that they make pop-up, three-dimensional greeting cards. And that’s when my head immediately went into a rabbit hole of wrong ideas and half-formed opinions.

In an instant, I mixed up China and Japan, origami and neat hands, an oriental facility with complex operations made with delicate materials, and all the other badly formed ideas that crowd my brain. I could practically see the workers sitting at long benches, carefully folding the cards.

There is no hope.

Posted by:David Bennett

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