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Canon Suspends Operations at 3 Plants in China
« on: September 18, 2012, 08:37:15 AM »
From NHK
Violent anti-Japan protests across China have prompted Japanese precision equipment maker Canon to suspend operations at 3 factories in the country.

Canon says it will stop production lines on Monday and Tuesday as a precautionary measure.

The 3 affected factories are a laser printer factory in Zhongshan, Guangdong Province, a digital camera plant in Zhuhai, also in Guangdong, and a copier plant in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province.

Canon says it will decide when to resume operations there depending on how the protests go.

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic also suspended operations at 3 factories in China through Tuesday after protesters damaged buildings and equipment.

Source: [NHK]

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Re: Canon Suspends Operations at 3 Plants in China
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2012, 08:41:48 AM »
Protesting: preventing economic recovery since 1000BC
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Re: Canon Suspends Operations at 3 Plants in China
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2012, 09:00:50 AM »
kudos to canon. their products may have disappointed me but their stance on where their stuff is made is admirable.

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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2012, 09:17:43 AM »
Good on you Canon - close the plants down permanently if necessary.

Don't let Japan be pushed around by bully boy China.

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Re: Canon Suspends Operations at 3 Plants in China
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2012, 09:22:36 AM »
What do they make in the China plants? Most of the higher end camera stuff is still made in Japan, is it not?


Hopefully it's the factory that makes the calculator mouse.

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Re: Canon Suspends Operations at 3 Plants in China
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2012, 09:35:47 AM »
I'm currently in China for a business trip, GuangDong area...yes, this is a BIG THING in China right now. Our CM usually pick up & drop me from hotel to factory with Toyota. They now using GM cars to avoid the protestors. We also stay away from Japanese restaurants as well.

Can't wait to go back home USA....


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Re: Canon Suspends Operations at 3 Plants in China
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2012, 10:24:24 AM »
All canon DSLR's are made in Japan..... but certainly some parts are made elsewhere. i hope not in China.
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2012, 11:22:42 AM »
Good on you Canon - close the plants down permanently if necessary.

Don't let Japan be pushed around by bully boy China.


History says otherwise, and is one of the main reasons for what is happening in China now.

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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2012, 11:26:36 AM »
All canon DSLR's are made in Japan..... but certainly some parts are made elsewhere. i hope not in China.
Check out the battery in your DSLR.  Made in China.  So are many non critical parts.  Canon keeps assembly and manufacturer of the critical parts in Japan, but not the stuff that is easy to make and not high tech.

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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2012, 11:51:04 AM »
NOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope the protests end soon! bMay they not interrupt the 7D mark II production...
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« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2012, 12:03:28 PM »
History says otherwise, and is one of the main reasons for what is happening in China now.
That is ****ing stupid.

So should we europeans still be furious at Germany for all the crimes their nazi regime did against us during WW2? Should we take to the streets and smash Mercedes and BMWs?

I hope Japan pulls out all their companies from China and relocate them to friendlier countries. Japan don't need China, but China needs and wants japanese factories and products.

Worst part is that these demonstrations and riots are silently supported by the chinese government.

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Re: Canon Suspends Operations at 3 Plants in China
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2012, 12:09:13 PM »
nice now they have another reason to increase prices even more...

i payed 435 euro for my 450d when it came out now a same entry model already costs 525 euro and theat he time i bought it the 40d was 695 euro now the 60d costs 775 euro but its almost due for a replacement already.
lenses went even op more lately some lenses even doubled in prices when the new version came out.

im sure canon wil abuse this event to raise prices even more.

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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2012, 02:09:52 PM »
nice now they have another reason to increase prices even more...

i payed 435 euro for my 450d when it came out now a same entry model already costs 525 euro and theat he time i bought it the 40d was 695 euro now the 60d costs 775 euro but its almost due for a replacement already.
lenses went even op more lately some lenses even doubled in prices when the new version came out.

im sure canon wil abuse this event to raise prices even more.


80-90 euro over 4-5 years isn't that bad I don't think.


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« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2012, 02:10:40 PM »
History says otherwise, and is one of the main reasons for what is happening in China now.
That is ****ing stupid.

So should we europeans still be furious at Germany for all the crimes their nazi regime did against us during WW2? Should we take to the streets and smash Mercedes and BMWs?

I hope Japan pulls out all their companies from China and relocate them to friendlier countries. Japan don't need China, but China needs and wants japanese factories and products.

Worst part is that these demonstrations and riots are silently supported by the chinese government.

Yea just because they are Japanese doesn't mean its the same people who did those horrible things in the past.


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Re: Canon Suspends Operations at 3 Plants in China
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2012, 02:53:23 PM »

History says otherwise, and is one of the main reasons for what is happening in China now.


I thought it was about some uninhabited islands that might have some natural gas...
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